Gilded Age: Excesses of ‘Robber Barons’ Sparked Progressive Era

People may think corporations and wealthy business owners have too much power today, but there was a time in the 19th century — from the 1870s through the 1890s — when “robber barons” held monopolistic power and ruled over presidents in what Mark Twain dubbed “the gilded age” for a select few. This video from Knowledge Hub explained.


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