An Analysis of the “Robber Baron” and “Growth of Large Enterprise”

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An Analysis of the "Robber Baron" and "Growth of Large Enterprise"
Introduction
Examining and analyzing the historiography of the rise, decline, and fall of
the use of the "robber baron" thesis in American economics history indicates that this thesis emerged in the years after the Civil War in response to the negative impact that powerful business interests were having on the economic and political systems in the United States. The robber baron thesis was advanced in books such as Wealth Against Commonwealth, History of the Great American Fortunes, and numerous other books, which had a significant impact on public opinion and firmly established the robber baron concept in the minds of the American people.
Engaging in a very detailed...
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.....on this data. It was a watershed in business management. The railroads also enabled other industries to expand, both by their pioneering efforts in organization and their reliable transportation system. Mass production and mass retailing could not have come about without the railroads' innovative management methods or their ability to ship goods cross-country quickly and reliably.
For Chandler, the revolution was not so much the evolving methods of management as it was the creation of management as such. Prior to the railroads, market mechanisms governed and guided the production process. After the railroads, skilled management took over that capacity
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