Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

12/3/2007

From poor weaver’s son to giant of philanthropy

Industrialist-turned-philanthropist Andrew Carnegie has long occupied an honored place in the annals of American business. No leading industrialist more fully embodied the rags-to-riches immigrant saga that is such an enduring feature of popular mythology. Few Americans of any generation can match the range and significance of his charitable bequests. To a degree that was unprecedented among his peers, Carnegie commented extensively in the press on the affairs of the day and mingled comfortably with statesmen and literati at home and overseas. His own writings fill 10 volumes; his best-known book, Triumphant Democracy (1886), is a still-readable overview of America’s rise to industrial power. for more click here

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