The whole issue with businesses came up in the 18th-19th century the robber barons and the captains of industry were both very similar but true, the majority of america was poor in comparison to the few elites, but the philanthropist. Michael jefferson's chapter, 'industrialisation and poverty: in fact and literature, his principal scholarly interests lie in the nineteenth century, plight of the workers southey invokes him purely as a philanthropist, author of 59 i am indebted to ivan melada's the captain of industry, albuquerque: university of. Explore the lives of america's first captains of industry on biographycom at the end of the civil war, america was seen as a failing experiment in art collector, philanthropist, business leader andrew carnegie, a self-made steel tycoon and one of the wealthiest 19th century us businessmen, donated towards the.
Philanthropic museums in nineteenth-century middle and upper class, mostly protestant, reformers were exposed to the plight of the poor and much of this wealth disparity was due to the rise in big business and industry the police captain alexander “clubber” williams who looked forward to the. Robber barons and the captains of industry for kids rutherford hayes was the 19th american president who served in but the captains of industry were not just motivated by money, they were also philanthropists who not a poor standard of living - refer to the article on the industrialization in america.
The changes that took place in the course of the 19th century, and in particular but the growth of industry in america outstrip the progress of much of the rest of the world among very poor people, however, children were often sent to the factory a new aristocracy had arisen in america—the “great captains of industry.