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cornelius vanderbilt

financer, shipping business

jay gould

financer, control of erie canal, caused financial panic when attempt to corner gold market

j. pierpont morgan

first billion dollar corporation

william vanderbilt

inherited railroad empire and doubled it

andrew carnegie

endowed education, public libraries, research trusts

john d. rockefeller

standard oil company

adam smith

wealth of nation, lassiez faire

herbert spencer

applied theory of natural selection to people

russel conwell

acres of diamonds

samuel f. b. morse


alexander graham bell


thomas a. edison

lightbult, phonograph, and others

george westinghouse

inventor and manufacturer

horatio alger

author of adventure stories

david ricardo

argues that laws of supple and demand should operate in a free market; iron law of wages

terrence powderly

leader of knights labor

samuel gompers

american federation of labor

frederick law olmstead

designed first suburb

henry george

progress and poverty

edward bellamy

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