Andrew Carnegie: His Philanthropy and Libraries, a Vision for the Future

Simon Cork


Region:
Anywhere
Fee:
Free: Contribution to my chosen registered charity
Category:
History
Updated:
20th April 2017
Tagged:
History | Philanthropy | 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 world’s greatest philanthropists. Yet little is known of Carnegies remarkable life story, he was a true visionary figure, a prolific writer, an arch anti-imperialist in the turbulent politics of late 19th century America and for 30 years a leading advocate of peace through arbitration.

The talk examines his life in the context of America in the period 1870 to 1910.


About Simon Cork

The two talks I give are basically my research dissertation whilst studying for a degree in American History as a mature student, taking care to present an interesting and varied talk, without too much academic content. I would be pleased to offer my services as a guest speaker and hopefully this will interest your organisation


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