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The Robber Barons (1870–90)

Charles R. Geisst

in Wall Street

Published in print September 1999 | ISBN: 9780195130867
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780199871155 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195130863.003.0004
 The Robber Barons (1870–90)

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Age of the robber barons and role of strong, dominant figures in the development of Wall Street, including Gould, Rockefeller, Pierpont Morgan, and Jacob Schiff. Further development of the markets, increasing in size and activity, and the development of securities houses and investment banks.

Keywords: investment banks; NYSE; Panic of 1873; Pierpont Morgan; robber barons; John D. Rockefeller; Jacob Schiff; securities houses; William H. Vanderbilt

Chapter.  14469 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Economic History

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