Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919) rose from working-class origins in Scotland to become one of the great titans of American industry, whose holdings included railroads, oil, and finally Carnegie Steel. By the time he sold his steel works in 1901 and retired, he was the richest man in the world. He became a renowned philanthropist, giving away more than $350 million to endow public libraries and universities and to other charitable causes.
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Andrew Carnegie - A Tribute
A profile with a photograph and audio.
Andrew Carnegie Image Collection
Family photographs taken in and around Skibo Castle, Scotland, in the early 1900s.
History of Andrew Carnegie and Carnegie Libraries
Biographical material, photographs and details of his benefactions in Pennsylvania.
New York Times - Carnegie Honored by Club He Financed
Article on a 1909 dinner at the Lotos Club, given in honor of Carnegie, includes tributes by Mark Twain and others.
New York Times - Carnegie Started as a Bobbin Boy
An obituary of August 12, 1919.
The Richest Man in the World - Andrew Carnegie
Accompaniment to PBS series, includes timelines, image gallery, teacher's guide, and a look at the context from which he came.
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