Andrew Carnegie and the Rise of Big Business Setting & Symbolism

Harold C. Livesay
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American Dream

American Dream is the name of the characteristic American concept that states people can rise above humble beginnings by hard work, honesty and thrift to reach a position of power and influence in America. The life and example of Andrew Carnegie is irrefutable proof the American dream works by his rising from a poor Scottish lad of thirteen to the richest man in the world.

Dunfermline

Dunfermline is the name of the Carnegie family's hometown in Scotland. The town is once known as the most radical in the kingdom as a result of its Chartists. The town's industry in 1835 is hand weaving of linen, practiced by half its 11,000 residents since medieval time. Industrialization takes over their whole way of life, as the Carnegies experience when a power loom opens in 1843 Dunfermline.

Coal-fired Steam Boiler

Coal-fired steam boiler is the name of an invention that produces energy...

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