Everything you need to understand or teach Andrew Carnegie and the Rise of Big Business by Harold C. Livesay.
This biography, published in 2007, covers the years from 1835 through August 11, 1919, when Carnegie dies peacefully in his sleep. The American Dream is a belief that people can rise above humble beginnings by hard work, honesty and thrift to become rich, powerful and influential. Tens of millions immigrate to the New World where their experience embeds the dream into American life much more than the few with unmatched success like Carnegie, Guggenheim and Vanderbilt. This is a true story of the impoverished nineteenth century Carnegie family leaving their homeland in Scotland. Within two years of arrival in America, the Carnegies regain their fortune with the help of their friends, relatives, and countrymen. They earn more income than ever paid in Scotland with young Tom in school, parents Will and Margaret weaving and shoe-binding and Andrew working as a bobbin boy in a textile mill.
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