Essays Tagged: "robber barons"

What new challenges did the rise of big business and the Robber Barons pose to established American beliefs, practices and values between 1850 and 1900?

Question: What new challenges did the rise of big business and the Robber Barons pose to established American beliefs, practices and values between 1850 and 1900?T ... liefs, practices and values between 1850 and 1900?The rise of big business in industrialism and Robber Barons posed towering difficulties over established American beliefs, practices, and values. ... merican values into material pursuit, established by industrialism, were primarily practiced by the Robber Barons; but, in order for industrialism to remain profitable, they needed the support of the ...

(10 pages) 142 0 3.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Law and Regulation, The Apitome of American Capitalism? The Emergance of Wall Street and New York as an International Financial Icon 1900-2002. Steele's novel "The Great Game"

nd Andrew Carnegie were all guilty of taking advantage of the system and were eventually nicknamed "robber barons". Throughout John Steele Gordon's novel "The Great Game", a line is drawn that allows ...

(7 pages) 92 0 3.5 Mar/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

Leland Stanford - Robber Barron or Captain of Industry

James WongRobber Baron's are Captains of Industry who are looked down upon for succeeding at the expense of ot ... firmly attach a label to any given person or people is difficult because the distinction between a robber baron and a captain of industry alternates with the point of view from which you hold. Leland ... h dignified captains of industry who main true the rags to riches stories of America, and unethical robber barons who stopped at no cost, monetary or human, to attain their goals.Leland Stanford was b ...

(5 pages) 57 0 0.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Cornelius ("Commodore") Vanderbilt 1794-1877.

d with the soul purpose of making millions and spending very little. He was one of the first of the robber barons of the 19th century and lived up to that reputation. In an exerpt of Mark Twain's "Ope ... e of $105 million. He left $95 million of that to his son William who would become another railroad robber baron. The remainder of his wealth was to be divided up amongst family and relatives (Vanderb ...

(5 pages) 35 0 5.0 Aug/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Robber Barons

and corrupt the free enterprise system, the industrial leaders of the late 19th century were called robber barons. Men such as Rockefeller, Carnegie, and Vanderbilt were the kings of American industry ... uld expand its industry, causing a few men to become immensely wealthy. These men were known as the robber barons.Many consider Rockefeller a robber of industry because of his forcible ways of gaining ...

(4 pages) 57 0 5.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

"The Microsoft monopoly should be broken up." Evaluate this claim using economic theory and evidence on the welfare effects of monopoly and competition.

the early 20th century this law was called upon to reduce the economic power wielded by so-called "robber barons," such as JP Morgan and John D. Rockefeller, who dominated much of American industry t ...

(7 pages) 344 1 4.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Economics

Robber Baron or Industrial statesmen To what extent is it justified to characterize the industrial leaders of the 1865- 1900 era as either "robber barons" or "industrial statesmen"?

businessmen and their strategies were the leading topic of discussion, whether to classify them as "robber barons" or "industrial statesmen".Glancing at the achievements of these great figures in hist ... d oil market. His Standard Oil Company was the monopoly of the oil market. He also earned the label robber baron from his oil monopolies. He used his intelligence to try a new way of oil business to b ...

(4 pages) 141 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

The American Businessman: Industrial Innovator or Robber Baron?

The American Businessman: Industrial Innovator or Robber Baron?During the latter part of the nineteenth century, industries began to bloom across the ... these industries, such as the names of Rockefeller, Carnegie, and J.P. Morgan, were looked upon as robber barons by some, industrial innovators by others. A baron is "one having great wealth, power, ... great wealth, power, and influence in a specified sphere of activity: an oil baron." Therefore the robber barons that these men were looked upon as were "one of the American industrial or financial m ...

(6 pages) 123 2 4.6 Apr/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Robber Barons or Industrial Statesmen?

ial statesmen" for the great economic power they helped America become. They have also been called "robber barons" because they built their great wealth by abusing the system, abusing their employees, ... ir own needs. These "kings" off industry displayed characteristics of both industrial statesmen and robber barons. It is therefore justified to characterize the industrial leaders of the nineteenth ce ...

(3 pages) 48 1 4.7 Jun/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

THE ANTITRUST CASE AGAINST MICROSOFT Should Microsoft prevail for hard work or fall?

the early 20th century this law was called upon to reduce the economic power wielded by so-called "robber barons," such as JP Morgan and John D. Rockefeller, who dominated much of American industry t ...

(7 pages) 107 1 3.0 Dec/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Economics

Captain of Industry or Robber Baron

here is some dispute over how these individuals should be portrayed. Some people say that they were robber barons, while others insist that they were captains of industry. A captain of industry is som ... o have helped the nation through their business skills and their philanthropy. On the other hand, a robber baron was someone who was considered a ruthless businessman. In the public's opinion a robber ...

(3 pages) 41 0 5.0 Feb/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

John D. Rockefeller and Andrew Carnegie's attack on their given titles of "Robber Barons".

the fact that many had viewed John D. Rockefeller and Andrew Carnegie as "Tycoons of Industry" or "Robber Barons", these two industrial giants begged to differ. "Robber Baron" was a name given to ind ... se of security and a newfound trust within capitalists. He tried to prove that he was not at all a "Robber Baron" of his time. He portrayed capitalists such as himself as men of wisdom and not shrewd ...

(2 pages) 39 0 3.0 Sep/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

In the late nineteenth century, a select few Americans separated themselves from the rest by fulfilling the American Dream.

xtent, it was fair to characterize the industrial leaders of the late nineteenth century as either "robber barons" or "industrial statesmen" because of their harsh business practices, philanthropic ef ... economic stature.Harsh business practices often resulted in successful industrialist being labeled "robber barons" because their success entailed others failure. Competition as Andrew Carnegie saw it ...

(3 pages) 61 1 5.0 Oct/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

George Orwell's totalitarian state of Oceania

ts in technology and industrialization were the image presented to the public. However, in reality, Robber Barons created large trusts to manipulate the market and government. Although the society app ...

(4 pages) 18 1 3.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

DBQ on Industrial Leaders: "Robber barons" vs. "Industrial Statesmen"

ttempting to revolutionize the economy. The men who took advantage of these opportunities were more robber barons than they were industrial statesmen. More often than not, greed overcame their decisio ... .During the Gilded Age, the leaders of industry worked towards self-interest, and thus were called "robber barons." In this time period, the focus of these barons was to earn as much money as possible ...

(2 pages) 35 0 3.0 Jan/2007

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Where Nineteenth-Century Entrepreneurs Robber Barons?

Were Nineteenth-Century Entrepreneurs Robber Barons? John Tipple "Big Business and a New Economy"� vs. Alfred D. Chandler "The Begi ... f the big businessmen of the late nineteenth century, also known as the "Gilded Age,"� were "Robber Barons."� John Tipple, a professor of history, portrays big businessman of the late ni ... ion's image of traditional American values. Tipple views these powerful businessmen as money hungry robbers, known as "Robber Barons."� On the other hand, Alfred D. Chandler, Jr., professor of ...

(4 pages) 29 0 5.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Robber Barons

Captains of Industry or Robber Barons? Robber Barons!!! "Robber Barons" can be best described as men who established monopol ... eyes, men like Andrew Carnegre, John D. Rockefellar, J.P. Morgan, and Cornelius Vanderbilt were all robber barons.Cornelius Vanderbilt was probably the first robber baron. He made all his money from e ... rded to pay his workers more than .10¢ and hour.John D. Rockefellar was also known as a robber baron, and for good reasons too. Since Rockefellar owned almost all of the oil industry, he c ...

(2 pages) 11 0 0.0 Jan/2002

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Two men who have been called robber barons were Andrew Carnegie and John D. Rockefeller

ring the latter part of the nineteenth century, industries began to bloom across the United States. Robber barons saw opportunities for mobilizing large capital and for building large businesses. The ... businesses. The so-called "robber barons" grabbed those opportunities. Two men who have been called robber barons were Andrew Carnegie and John D. Rockefeller. Both started with very little in life, b ...

(4 pages) 25 1 5.0 Sep/2007

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

The Social Gospel Movement

mselves. It compares and contrasts views of both Social Gospelers and business tycoons known as the Robber-Barons. It will also focus on two important leaders of the Social Gospel and mention their id ... ermining Christian morals and promoting cruel acts towards others.The ideas of Socail Gospelers and Robber-Barons varied greatly. The Social Gospelers believed people should be compensated properly fo ...

(3 pages) 15 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science

In order to grow, a country needs not only the

repreneurs as Cornelius Vanderbilt, Andrew Carnegie, and John Davidson Rockefeller became known as "robber barons." Cornelis Vanderbilt was born on May 27, 1794, into a family of nine children, in Por ... David Rockefeller, born on July 8, 1839, in Richford, New York, into a family of five, was another "robber baron" (18). His education was irregular, but he studied hard and did have two years at Cleve ...

(11 pages) 531 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Economics