Antitrust Political Cartoons - Research Article from Development of the Industrial U.S. Reference Library

This encyclopedia article consists of approximately 12 pages of information about Antitrust Political Cartoons.
This section contains 3,439 words
(approx. 12 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Antitrust Political Cartoons Encyclopedia Article

"A Trustworthy Beast"

Originally published in Harper's Weekly (October 20, 1888)

William A. Rogers, artist

"A Trust Giant's Point of View"

Originally published in The Verdict (January 22, 1900)

Horace Taylor, cartoonist

In the latter part of the Gilded Age (the era of industrialization from the early 1860s to the turn of the century in which a few wealthy individuals gained tremendous power and influence), a growing number of the American population became alarmed about the increasing power of big business. Of particular concern were the giant trusts, which were groups of companies within an industry that joined together under one board of directors—called trustees—in order to reduce competition and control prices. As the trusts got bigger and stronger, they were able to buy out more and more of their competition, and the wealth became concentrated in just a few huge corporations, especially in transportation and...

(read more)

This section contains 3,439 words
(approx. 12 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Antitrust Political Cartoons Encyclopedia Article
Copyrights
UXL
Antitrust Political Cartoons from UXL. ©2005-2006 by U•X•L. U•X•L is an imprint of Thomson Gale, a division of Thomson Learning, Inc. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook