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Summary Ï Iron Empires: Robber Barons, Railroads, and the Making of Modern America 105 In 1869 when the final spike was driven into the Transcontinental Railroad few were prepared for its seismic aftershocks Once a hodgepodge of short suabbling lines America's railways soon exploded into a titanic industry helmed by a pageant of speculators crooks and visionaries The vicious competition between empire builders such as Cornelius Vanderbilt Jay Gould J P Morgan and E H Harriman sparked stock market frenzies panics and crashes; provoked strikes that upended therelationship between management and labor; transformed the nation's geography; and culminated in a ferocious two man battle that shook the nation's financial markets to their foundations and produced dramatic lasting changes in the interplay of business and government Spanning four decades and featuring some of the most iconic figures of the Gilded Age Iron Empires reveals how the robber barons drove the country into the twentieth century and almost sent it off the rails. This was a well written overview of a slice of industrial history in the US that uncannily resembles what we see today in the tech field Wealthy self righteous wheeler dealers helped build America on the backs of labor But for the present day existence of antitrust laws and stock market regulations the resemblance would likely be an even closer fit I liked the book

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Summary Ï Iron Empires: Robber Barons, Railroads, and the Making of Modern America 105 In 1869 when the final spike was driven into the Transcontinental Railroad few were prepared for its seismic aftershocks Once a hodgepodge of short suabbling lines America's railways soon exploded into a titanic industry helmed by a pageant of speculators crooks and visionaries The vicious competition between empire builders such as Cornelius Vanderbilt Jay Gould J P Morgan and E H Harriman sparked stock market frenzies panics and crashes; provoked strikes that upended therelationship between management and labor; transformed the nation's geography; and culminated in a ferocious two man battle that shook the nation's financial markets to their foundations and produced dramatic lasting changes in the interplay of business and government Spanning four decades and featuring some of the most iconic figures of the Gilded Age Iron Empires reveals how the robber barons drove the country into the twentieth century and almost sent it off the rails. This is a good historical story of the development of the railways through the 19 century There are many fascinating tales that fill out the rich tapestry of this period recounting the conuering of the west of America by the railroads There are also the colourful characters that were key players in building and trading the railways between them as they speculated to create and lose empires These economic forces created the first large corporations which also seeded the first unions in response to the poor treatment of the workers The trading of the securities of the railways both bonds and euities was fundamental through the period as it exposed the poor governance but also sowed the seeds of various stock market panics which affected the wider economy This book rarely draws the parallels to the tech giants of today but a thoughtful reader will see them easily A very enlightening and enjoyable read

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Summary Ï Iron Empires: Robber Barons, Railroads, and the Making of Modern America 105 In 1869 when the final spike was driven into the Transcontinental Railroad few were prepared for its seismic aftershocks Once a hodgepodge of short suabbling lines America's railways soon exploded into a titanic industry helmed by a pageant of speculators crooks and visionaries The vicious competition between empire builders such as Cornelius Vanderbilt Jay Gould J P Morgan and E H Harriman sparked stock market frenzies panics and crashes; provoked strikes that upended therelationship between management and labor; transformed the nation's geography; and culminated in a ferocious two man battle that shook the nation's financial markets to their foundations and produced dramatic lasting changes in the interplay of business and government Spanning four decades and featuring some of the most iconic figures of the Gilded Age Iron Empires reveals how the robber barons drove the country into the twentieth century and almost sent it off the rails. The railroading of America is an old story one that has been told many times Why tell it againThere are several outstanding books on the subject including Albert Fishlow American Railroadsand the Transformation of the Ante Bellum Economy Harvard UP 1965 Steven W UsselmanRegulating Railroad Innovation Business Technology and Politics in America 1840 1920 Cambridge UP 2002 and Richard White s magisterial Railroads The Transcontinentalsand the Making of Modern America WW Norton 2011 Yet one looks in vain for anymention of these authors let alone any citation of their work Likewise when it comesto someone as important to the history of American labor and politics as Eugene Debswithout whom eg Bernie Sanders wouldn t even exist there is nothing to be found inthe pages of Mr Hiltzik s book except a rehash of 19th century newspaper articles plusa cursory review of a few speeches and court decisions Only one secondary source is inthe bibliography that being Ray Ginger s The Bending Cross published in 1949 Sincethen Bernard Brommel Eugene V Debs Spokesman for Labor and Socialism Chicago1978 Nick Salvatore Eugene V Debs Citizen and Socialist Urbana IL 1984 and mostrecently Jill LePore Eugene V Debs and the Endurance of Socialism The New YorkerFeb 11 2019 have brought Debs back to life and into the conversation between pastand present with an eye toward the future of the American polity On that subject MrHiltzik wavers between admitting that there was a dark side to the emergence of theRobber Barons during the Gilded Age p xiii and excusing their conduct on the groundsthat they remade America in their own image p 372 as if that were anything to beproud of here or elsewhere That they were collectively unreasonable p 370 is simplya tautology but euating irrationality with historical greatness is a fallacy witness Hitleramong others In the same way the great bankers who took advantage of gullible andfoolhardy farmers by foreclosing on barren land for pennies per acre after drummerslured them to invest on promises of fertile soil west of the hundredth meridian can t bepardoned because they waited until those hardy pioneers were both exhausted and deadbroke p 370 uoting Justice Brandeis They waited alright they weren t stupid just cruelOne does not prevent the guillotine from falling before serving the head on a plate of goldA book that is filled with rationalizations of that kind that makes no attempt to examine theavailable literature and that combines hero worship with resignation in the face of the mythof progress does not deserve to be taken seriously As if that weren t enough Hiltzik has noualms about saying things like then there were the Indians p 80 in his own voice not asindirect discourse He titles Part III of his book The Ghost Dance p 281 sans irony yet withno particular relevance to Wovoka Indeed by the time we encounter Sitting Bull proclaimingI hate white people p 261 one begins to see why even if the Hunkpapa didn t say it on theoccasion in uestion p 394n or perhaps not at all I could go on but why There s nothinghere that you won t find in the Classics Illustrated version of Manifest Destiny Only that hadmuch better art work and when I was young cost a lot less to read As Alfred Chandler saidto Adam Smith whatever happened to that hidden hand Smith replied look behind theeThat s where you ll find those railroad tycoons traveling first class on Satan s empty throneRailroads my thumb

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  • Iron Empires: Robber Barons, Railroads, and the Making of Modern America
  • Michael Hiltzik
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  • 28 July 2020
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