Andrew Carnegie

Andrew Carnegie : Robber Baron as American Hero

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Andrew Carnegie, a destitute immigrant who became the richest man of his time, helped create "the American mind" by personifying the rags-to-riches story that was the American ideal in the early twentieth century. In this fourth volume of the CREATORS OF THE AMERICAN MIND series, James T. Baker writes a compelling biography that explores how and why Andrew Carnegie continues to exert such a profound influence over the American mind. Like the other volumes in this series, this text includes selections from the subject's contemporaries, scholarly analyses of the subject's life and influence, and comparisons to modern individuals who embody the traits of the subject covered in the text.
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  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 162.1 x 215.9 x 10.9mm | 235.87g
  • Wadsworth Publishing Co Inc
  • Belmont, CA, United States
  • English
  • 015500011X
  • 9780155000117

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1. The Fabulously Rich: America's First Generation of Multimillionaires. 2. The "Rags to Riches" Success Story: Andrew Carnegie as "American Ideal." 3. The Tycoon: Andrew Carnegie as "American Icon." 4. The Shame of Homestead: Andrew Carnegie as "American Disgrace." 5. The Conspicuous Philanthropist: Andrew Carnegie as "American Saint." Suggested Topics for Extended Essays on the Life, Achievements, and Times of Andrew Carnegie. Annotated Bibliography for Use in Research Papers on Carnegie's Life, Achievements, and Times.
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About James Thomas Baker

Dr. James T. Baker is a graduate of Baylor and Florida State Universities. He holds the title of University Distinguished Professor of History at Western Kentucky University. He has been a Fulbright Senior Lecturer in American Studies in both Korea and Taiwan, and for twenty years he directed and taught in study-abroad programs for American students in Britain and Ireland. He is now director of the United States Interns to the Canadian Parliament Program in Ottawa. He has published books on figures such as Thomas Merton, Jimmy Carter, Eric Hoffer, Ayn Rand, Brooks Hays, and Studs Terkel. Professor Baker serves as series editor for the Creators of the American Mind series and has contributed earlier volumes on Nat Turner, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln.
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Table of contents

1. The Fabulously Rich: America"s First Generation of Multimillionaires. 2. The "Rags to Riches" Success Story: Andrew Carnegie as "American Ideal." 3. The Tycoon: Andrew Carnegie as "American Icon." 4. The Shame of Homestead: Andrew Carnegie as "American Disgrace." 5. The Conspicuous Philanthropist: Andrew Carnegie as "American Saint." Suggested Topics for Extended Essays on the Life, Achievements, and Times of Andrew Carnegie. Annotated Bibliography for Use in Research Papers on Carnegie"s Life, Achievements, and Times.
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