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"Robber Barons" or "Captains of Industry"

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Captains of Industry or Robber Barons Flashcards | Quizlet

What is a Captain of Industry? (with pictures) - wiseGEEK
Some feel that the powerful industrialists of the gilded ageshould be referred to as "robber barons." This viewaccentuates the negative. It portrays men like Vanderbilt andRockefeller and Ford and cruel and ruthless businessmen who wouldstop at nothing to achieve great wealth. These "robber barons" wereaccused of exploiting workers and forcing horrible working conditionsand unfair labor practices upon the laborer.

Captain Of Industry | Definition of Captain Of Industry …

A captain of industry is a powerful industrialist who uses his wealth in a positive way
Another view of the industrialist is that of "captain ofindustry." The term captain views these men as viewed ingeniousand industrious leaders who transformed the American economy withtheir business skills. They were praised for their skills as well asfor their philanthropy (charity).

 

Captains of Industry (or Men of Business Who ..

Define captain of industry: someone who owns or manages a large, successful business or company
In reality the debate over robber barons and captains of industrymirrors views of industrialism itself. Just as their were bothpositives and negatives to industrialism there were positives andnegatives to the leaders of industrialism.


America wasn't discovered, it was built. At the end of the Civil War, America was seen as a failing experiment in democracy; a nation fraying from the inside and at war with itself. Just 50 years later, the United States was the greatest superpower the world had ever seen. This landmark transition was due in no small part to a group of business-savvy, innovative young men: John D. Rockefeller, Cornelius Vanderbilt, Andrew Carnegie, Henry Ford, J.P. Morgan and Thomas Edison. These men constructed a bold vision for a modern America and transformed the greatest industries of our time, including oil, rail, steel, shipping, automobiles and finance; they are unequivocally America's first captains of industry.