Essays Tagged: "Rockefeller"

Robber Barons

rise 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 and American society durin ... sing 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 his monopolies. He was fond ...

(4 pages) 57 0 5.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

The Life of John D. Rockefeller, SR. Copyright "¶ 1998 by Ron Chernow Random House, Inc. New York, NY A Book Report

The life of John D. Rockefeller is written by Ron Chernow in 1998. Chernow is a famous writer who is familiar with the c ... ch as "The House of Morgan" and "The Warburgs" etc, including the recent Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller. This book is not fiction at all, so it doesn't have dialogue, just lots of dense paragr ... ogue, just lots of dense paragraphs and few photos. In this book, he gives excellent details on how Rockefeller became interested in the oil industry. Also, I think this book does a pretty good job of ...

(3 pages) 55 0 3.8 Mar/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

The Downfall of Communism: Hypocrisy Destroying Credibility

Diego Rivera, a devote communist, hired by the Rockefellers to paint a mural in the new Radio City Building in mid town Manhattan. Why would such s ... in the new Radio City Building in mid town Manhattan. Why would such successful capitalists as the Rockefellers hire Diego Rivera, knowing full well his political agenda in advancing the communist mo ... advancing the communist movement? Why would Diego Rivera, a man who hated everything the capitalist Rockefellers stood for, agree to paint the mural in a newly built building that stood for everything ...

(6 pages) 68 0 3.4 Apr/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > Middle Eastern History

The American Businessman: Industrial Innovator or Robber Baron?

gave way to larger corporations and industries. The head of these industries, such as the names of Rockefeller, Carnegie, and J.P. Morgan, were looked upon as robber barons by some, industrial innova ... e it is today.There were many reasons for why the public believed that these men, like Carnegie and Rockefeller, where corrupt robber barons. They believed that these men were in the business for the ...

(6 pages) 123 2 4.6 Apr/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

The State of American Workers.

t in my opinion, the attitudes of the people and the speed of industry. Great men like Carnegie and Rockefeller have changed the face of America and the industries within. This country has always been ...

(6 pages) 72 0 3.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

To what extent were the following 19th Century industrial leaders either "Robber Barons" or "Industrial Statesmen"? Andrew Carnegie, John Rockefeller, Cornelius Vanderbilt

ny new businesses were being formed. It took talented businessmen such as Vanderbilt, Carnegie, and Rockefeller to get ahead and keep the companies running, building America into what it is today, the ... give back to society, so he donated much of his fortune to causes like education and peace.John D. Rockefeller (1839-1937) was the guiding force behind the creation and development of the Standard Oi ...

(2 pages) 94 1 4.7 Sep/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

John D Rockefeller as a captain of Industry

John D Rockefeller, founder of standard oil was a captain of industry, he was led to the path of efficiency ... for American corporations of the future.His father started him on the road to business, when John D Rockefeller was seven his father loaned him five dollars at high interest rates. However harsh this ... instant he saved 1.54 per oil barrel by just putting one less drop of sealant on each barrel.John D Rockefeller was a genius businessman. He had a natural knack for it. He reduced the competition by i ...

(3 pages) 43 0 5.0 Aug/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

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

Despite the fact that many had viewed John D. Rockefeller and Andrew Carnegie as "Tycoons of Industry" or "Robber Barons", these two industrial gi ... ieved to have become wealthy through unethical means, such as questionable stock-market operations. Rockefeller once stated "...and only through such successive steps and by a great aggregation of cap ... In doing so he consulted with other companies within the business to bring out some order. This was Rockefeller's view of the situation, but many others of his time, or people of the working class did ...

(2 pages) 39 0 3.0 Sep/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Early American Entrepeneurs.

iness leaders struggled to be competitive and even develop monopolies in certain industries.John D. Rockefeller was one of the most famous business leaders of his time. Rockefeller had been in the oil ... rust and came to control every aspect of the oil industry. The creation of this massive company was Rockefeller's effort to impose control on a hectic business. He used tactics such as drawbacks, reba ...

(2 pages) 22 0 4.0 Jan/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

"Frida"

murals, and her art is overshadowed by his. His leads to an infamous incident, when he is hired by Rockefeller to create a mural for Rocketfeller Center, and boldly includes Lenin among the figures h ... ut philandering muralist.The example of censorship in this film is the part when Rivera is hired by Rockefeller to create a mural for Rocketfeller Center, and boldly includes Lenin among the figures h ...

(3 pages) 49 0 2.7 Jan/2006

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

"A Poor Ending" by Bill Longworth. A solution to poverty in the United States

uccess story" was used to describe the careers of men like Andrew Carnegie, Henry Ford, Vanderbilt, Rockefeller and Kennedy. The formula was like an ABC's for success: A for abilities, B for breaks, a ...

(12 pages) 117 0 4.2 Mar/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Economics

John D Rockefeller: Philanthropist or Propagandist?

John Davison Rockefeller is a man of many mysteries, some argue that he is avicious, cold-blooded, money-crazed p ... lionsand millions of Germans." Or like saying, "Nike sets up sweatshops but we get shoescheap." J.D Rockefeller did much for this world but only so that he could receive ittenfold, would that then be ... t he could receive ittenfold, would that then be considered philanthropy or propaganda?John Davison Rockefeller was born to William Avery Rockefeller and ElizaDavison in Richford, New York July 8, 183 ...

(3 pages) 24 0 5.0 Oct/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

A Character Analysis of Atticus Finch, In Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird

which all men are created equal- there is one human institution that makes a pauper the equal of a Rockefeller, the stupid man the equal of an Einstein, the ignorant man the equal of any college pres ...

(2 pages) 23 0 3.0 Jan/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee

Hershey, Rockefeller, Sears, And Carnegie

Some of the very important men of the time period of 1875-1900 were Rockefeller, Hershey, Sears, and Carnegie. They all have similarities and differences that are very ... cquired and ended up in those positions because of their desire to succeed. Also, both Carnegie and Rockefeller were involved in many charities and donations where as Hershey and Sears weren't. Many p ... rities and donations where as Hershey and Sears weren't. Many people have thought that Carnegie and Rockefeller were involved in charities for the purpose of making themselves look better when people ...

(3 pages) 1457 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science

Did the progressive era go far enough? It hard to

rnalists in the 1900?s. Some of them include, Ida Tarbell she reveled the standard oil scandal that Rockefeller?s oil company was ?swallowing up? oall the oil from the independent oil companies. Du Bo ...

(1 pages) 1144 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

The Robber Barons

The Robber BaronsIt is historian Matthew Josephson's thesis that, Rockefeller for many reasons appeals as the greatest of American industrialists and was no less than ... . The robber barons were ruthless people who only cared for money.In trying to exploit competition, Rockefeller didn't confiscate his opponents totally. In interests of his great consolidation he meas ... own terms. For example, a plant which had cost $40,000 might be worth little more than $15,000 for Rockefeller and this was such an offer he would only make. The victim, as the case might be, would s ...

(2 pages) 14 1 3.0 Nov/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Fuels of the Future.

e were afraid that the gas powered cars would blow up, killing them with the car. At the same time, Rockefeller had become one of the richest most powerful men in the world and by giving away money to ...

(6 pages) 35 0 0.0 Nov/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

Late Nineteenth Century Farmers

pay for the goods. Even so, many of the monopolies weren't out to hurt the producers and consumers. Rockefeller was a great example of this. Unlike what is believed, Rockefeller wanted to have the oil ...

(4 pages) 4077 0 3.0 Apr/2009

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

John D. Rockefeller

�PAGE � John D. RockefellerTHE businessman is a symbol of American culture the world around, and for many people tha ... ol of American culture the world around, and for many people that symbol was personified by John D. Rockefeller. No other time or place has produced his like. The architect of the first great American ... ood works. The first selection here reprinted, an excerpt from John T. Flynn God's Gold, introduces Rockefeller in his dual role of a man loathed and loved and throws light upon his personal reaction ...

(6 pages) 7 0 0.0 Feb/2011

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science

Industrial Corruption

on with it. In the 18th and 19th centauries the strongest businesses was the oil industry, owned by Rockefeller and the steel industry, owned by Carnegie.To begin with the railroad change America, it ... es improve like the oil and the steel business, the most powerful one was the oil business owned by Rockefeller. Rockefeller was the richest men in history, owed nearly about 80%of the oil industry, t ...

(6 pages) 0 0 0.0 Apr/2012

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History