Classify these industrial leaders: robber barons or captains of industry?

Were the following industrial leaders captains of industry or robber barons? Why? (you don't have to answer for all of them, any help is appreciated)

Alexander Graham Bell

J.P. Morgan

Cornelius Vanderbilt

Henry Ford

Gustav Swift

Philip Armour

George Pullman

Montgomery Ward

The Wright Brothers

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Alexander Graham Bell captain of industry

    J.P. Morgan robber baron

    Cornelius Vanderbilt robber baron

    Henry Ford captain of industry

    Gustav Swift captain of industry

    Philip Armour robber baron

    George Pullman captain of industry

    Montgomery Ward robber baron

    The Wright Brothers captain of industry

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