Andrew Carnegie and the Rise of Big Business Character Descriptions

Harold C. Livesay
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Character Descriptions

Andrew Carnegie - This character is the principal character in this book that chronicles his journey from a poor Scotch immigrant teenager to the richest man in the world.

Margaret Carnegie - This character is Andrew and Tom's mother. She is thirty-three when they leave Scotland and is filled with shame at her husband's failure to provide for his family and despair with his failed hand weaving business.

Will Carnegie - This character is Andrew and Tom's father. He is a weaver in the town of Dunfermline, Scotland before Great Britain's Industrial Revolution.

Tom Carnegie - This character generally lives in Andrew's shadow as an adult. Andrew makes him chairman of Carnegie Brothers Company, which includes Edgar Thomson Works, Union Iron, Keystone Bridge and other companies.

Thomas A. Scott - This character is the western division supervisor of Pennsylvania Railroad who hires Andrew Carnegie as his secretary...

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