Robber Baron Vs. Captain of Industry.
Captain of Industry?
John D. Rockefeller was the guiding force behind the creation of the Standard Oil Company, which grew to dominate the oil industry. This company was one of the first big trusts in the United States, thus much controversy and opposition arose regarding business strategies and its organization. John D. Rockefeller was also one of the United States first major philanthropists, establishing numerous important foundations and donating close to $600 million to various charities.
An ongoing debate remains as to whether John D. Rockefeller was a "robber baro…
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