Just as their were both positives and negatives to industrialism there were positives and negatives to the leaders of industrialism.
In the era following the Civil War, Industrialization had many leaders.
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Some feel that the powerful industrialists of the gilded age should be referred to as "robber barons." This view accentuates the negative.
It portrays men like Vanderbilt and Rockefeller and Ford and cruel and ruthless businessmen who would stop at nothing to achieve great wealth.
Rockefeller, Andrew Carnegie, and Cornelius and William Vanderbilt built empires in railroad construction, coal mining, and the oil industry.
Throughout these men's reign, they were known as "industrial statesmen" and "captains of industry." These titles praised the men who built their amazing companies, often from the bottom up.
He grew such a strong business that he could use his great rebate attributes to skillfully gain...
Throughout the late nineteenth century, several men such as John D.