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The Myth of the Robber Barons: A New Look at the Rise of Big Business in America
The Myth of the Robber Barons: A New Look at the Rise of Big Business in America by Burton W. Folsom

The Myth of the Robber Barons describes the role of key entrepreneurs in the economic growth of the United States from 1850 to 1910. The entrepreneurs studied are Cornelius Vanderbilt, John D. Rockefeller, James J. Hill, Andrew Mellon, Charles Schwab, and the Scranton family. Most historians argue that these men, and others like them, were Robber B... (See the whole review)

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