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[Past Event] Andrew Carnegie: Immigrant, Capitalist, Philanthropist | Livestream Zoom

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Course Description:

A Scotland-born bobbin boy’s life embodied the American dream. Andrew Carnegie rose from telegrapher to Captain of Industry and, some would say, Robber Baron. The consummate lifelong learner, he made learning, peace and the arts priorities in his philanthropy. Carnegie ultimately gave away $60 million to fund a system of 1,689 public libraries across the country. These are the broad outlines of his life, but this short course will also chart his political and religious views, and how he shaped the nineteenth century. The “Bill Gates of his day,” Carnegie’s influence extends to the present through the institutions he created.


Tuition: $40.00

Additional Fees: $0.00

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Tuesdays, Apr. 5, 12, 19 *1:00 – 3:00 p.m.* (3 sessions)


Course will meet live via Zoom. A Zoom link will be emailed to you prior to each class session. Courses will stream via Zoom and WILL be recorded for viewing later. A video link will be emailed to you within 3-5 days of each session.


Susan McGough received her master’s degree in American Studies from the University of Hawai’i. She has taught both American history and literature at the college level and for lifelong learning programs.