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Gilded Age Industrialists: Robber Barons - Carnegie, Morgan, Rockefeller, and Vanderbilt

A guide to help RCCC students find Guilded Age Industrialists resources & topics

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Robber Baron Mock Trial

Robber Baron: "the name given nineteenth-century industrial and financial tycoons who gained wealth and status by exploiting workers, governmental practices, and the environment. They further increased their earnings by eradicating competition, which allowed them to control prices of both output and labor. "

 - Definition taken from the Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. Economic History

baron /bar'Ən/ n

from The Chambers Dictionary

a title of rank, the lowest in the British peerage; a foreign noble of similar grade; the head of any organization or institution who is regarded as wielding despotic power (eg a press baron); formerly a title of the judges of the Court of Exchequer; in feudal times, a tenant-in-chief of the crown; later a peer or great lord of the realm generally; the owner of a freehold estate, whether titled or not (Scot hist); a husband, as opposed to feme wife (heraldry and Eng law); until 1832, the name for the parliamentary representatives of the Cinque Ports. [OFr barun, -on, from LL barō, -ōnis man]

Robber Baron: "the name given nineteenth-century industrial and financial tycoons who gained wealth and status by exploiting workers, governmental practices, and the environment. They further increased their earnings by eradicating competition, which allowed them to control prices of both output and labor. "

 - Definition taken from the Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. Economic History

The following are databases that are suggested for this assignment.

Below are some example of resources you have access to through the library that relate to Cornelius Vanderbilt. 

eLibrary Resources

eLibrary page for Andrew Carnegie Link

eLibrary page link for the Gilded age

eLibrary page link for Robber Barons

eLibrary link for Rockefeller

 

eLibrary link to Vanderbilt Family

Andrew Carnegie and the Age of Steel

J. Pierpont Morgan

Securities Act

The Marshal Court Notable Cases

The Marshall Court is a reference to the period of time where John Marshall was the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.This 1801 through 1835.  

Films on Demand

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The Vanderbilts