Robber Barrons and the Captains of Industry
03:20 - 08:18
4m 58s
John discusses the US' industrial revolution and the extremely wealthy individuals who profited off the era. They were either seen as "robber barrons" or "captains of industry" because they controlled much of the US' money and held the largest companies in the world.


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