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What were Robber Barons?

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Robber Barons were wealthy businessmen who were known to use harsh practices to gain their wealth. They often used child or cheap labor, did not adhere to safety regulations and worked their employees long hours in order to keep production high.

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Robber barons were wealthy and powerful 19th-century American business men, who had unethical business practices and exploited labor, and questionable Stock Market dealings. John Jacob Astor and Andrew Carnegie were labeled as robber barons.

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βˆ™ 7y ago

Robber barons were the Captains of Industry who were looked at as evil and bad because they took away the capitalism from other people and no one could compete with their achievements. Robber Barons were also thought of to use political power to get advantages in their work to stay ahead of people and remain the "top dog". They also had lots of money and called the mansions they built in Newport "summer cottages", which made many people angry because of the little money they made.

Some RB / CoIs are: Carnegie, Rockefeller, Morgan
Robber Baron was the derogatory term for the rich and powerful in the 19th century. This happen mostly in American periodical literature.
A robber baron is an unscrupulous wealthy person who got their fortune by ruthless means in the late nineteenth century. It is a noble who would rob travelers as they passed through their land.

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βˆ™ 7y ago

They gave away money to charities and the needy.

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βˆ™ 6y ago

They stole from public places and worked for there own benefits, the opposite of a captain ofindustry.

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βˆ™ 3y ago
That's not the right answer, it was that they were the richest business leaders of the 19th century.Β 

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βˆ™ 14y ago

Robber barons were not robbers they were rich bankers and businessmen in the gilded age

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βˆ™ 12y ago

price fixing( pooling ), vertical integration, horizontal expansion, and trusts.

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They gave away money to charities and the needy.

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βˆ™ 4y ago

They became rich building monopolies

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