I wanted to take a second and recommend an excellent book by Thomas Dilorenzo:
It’s an awesome read and really delves into not just the history of capitalism but also the anti-capitalists and their flawed theories as well the idiocy of the anti-trusts, socialism and massive govco intervention.
It really should be required reading these days with what the Democrats are trying to do to the United States. He offers great, detailed examples of the wonders of Capitalism and how time after time it gave us better results than anything the Government could ever dream about much less achieve.
I’m looking forward to reading his book on Lincoln that really puts his Presidency into perspective.