A Classification of American Wealth
History and genealogy of the wealthy families of America - Sponsors

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was used against Standard Oil and the railroads during the hearings that would lead eight years later to the Sherman Antitrust Act. On a general background of public indignation against railroad and corporate buccaneering, the scandal spread until it reached such proportions that the Pennsylvania legislature had to repeal the charter of the South Improvement Company. The South Improvement Company was


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