The Reckless Decade
...Andrew Carnegie and John D. Rockefeller. While they amassed... The Reckless Decade The book, ‘The Reckless Decade,’ ed by H. W. Brands discusses economic, political, technological and social changes which resulted in tensions between the poor and the rich, labour and capital, the East and West and whites and blacks in the 1890s America. Brands begins with Fredrick Jackson Turner in chapter one, giving an account of the closing of the frontier with a move towards adopting imperialism (2). He goes on to give an account of legal, economic and political history of great men and their followers, whom they exploited. Efficiency, availability of resources and ruthlessness saw the rise of John Pierpont Morgan,...