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Were the industrial capitalists of the Gilded Age “robber barons” or “captains of industry”? Explain your answer. Many feels that the powerful industrialists of the gilded age should be referred to as "robber barons." This view emphasis the negative. It shows men like Vanderbilt and Rockefeller and Ford are cruel and merciless businessmen who would stop at nothing to become wealthy. These "robber barons" were accused of manipulating workers and forcing them to work in horrible conditions. They also put unfair

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