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Name, Speaker Location & Areas covered:Mr Simon CORKSheffield :: South Yorkshire only
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Subjects:Andrew Carnegie and America in the Gilded Age.

Andrew Carnegie became the richest man in the world in March 1901 when he sold his steel empire for $440 million to J P Morgan. He was celebrated for building over 2600 Carnegie Libraries, unquestionably becoming one of the worlds greatest philanthropists. Yet little is known of Carnegies remarkable life story. The talk examines his life in the context of America in the period 1870 to 1910. The Gilded age saw the rise and dominance of the corporate trusts and with it a growth in greed, avarice and corruption. It also saw the emergence of a nation that had previously been somewhat isolated in the global world of colonialism, but under President McKinley America began to spread its wings into the America we know today.

Availability & Fee:AnytimeTBC
Requirements: S, PS, ECClick for requirements explanation
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