Robber Barons

Robber baron may refer to:

  • Robber barons, German nobles who levied illegal tolls in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries
  • Robber baron (industrialist), a pejorative term for certain 19th to early 20th century American industrialists
    • The Robber Barons (book), a 1934 book about the American industrialists by Matthew Josephson
  • The Robber Barons (band), an alternative country band from San Francisco, California
  • Robber Baron Music, a record label

Famous quotes containing the word barons:

    We live by our imaginations, by our admirations, by our sentiments. The child walks amid heaps of illusions, which he does not like to have disturbed. The boy, how sweet to him his fancy! how dear the story of barons and battles! What a hero he is, whilst he feeds on his heroes! What a debt is his to imaginative books!
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)