Andrew Carnegie


Andrew Carnegie, the Scottish-born American industrialist and philanthropist. Photo by © Hulton-Deutsch Collection/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images

Carnegie was a child of poverty who became one of the richest men on Earth. But his life, while largely charmed, had a massive scar of bad judgment on it. He also decided that the most important thing he could do with his money was to give it all away.

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Topics in this Podcast: labor, 19th century, Andrew Carnegie, U.S. history, Scottish history