The Gospel of Wealth, by Andrew Carnegie, is a politically incorrect assessment of wealth in American from one of the greatest philanthropists and industrialists of all time. Learn from his experience and uncommon wisdom by reading the entire text here.
Comparing & Contrasting Laissez-Faire, Social Darwinism, & the Gospel of Wealth
Covers laissez-faire, Social Darwinism, and Andrew Carnegie's Gospel of Wealth. In this mini-DBQ, students can work independently or in small groups to read and analyze excerpts from Adam Smith on laissez-faire economics, Herbert Spencer on Social Darwinism, and Andrew Carnegie on the "Gospel of Wealth." The document excerpts and guided questions will help students develop a deeper understanding of the philosophies underpinning the Gilded Age and Progressive Era in the United States.
The Gospel of Wealth, by Andrew Carnegie, Is a Politically Incorrect Assessment of Wealth in America from One of the Greatest Philanthropists and Industrialists of All Time. Learn from His Experience and Uncommon Wisdom
Fireplace Inspirations – Part 2 and Book Giveaway Winner
Andrew Carnegie and John Rockefeller agreed that the most successful people were the ones with the necessary skills. This is the difference between the hardcore Social Darwinist and the proponent of the GOSPEL OF WEALTH. Carnegie and Rockefeller became philanthropists using their wealth to donate large sums of money for the public benefit.
Gilded Age Carnegie Paired Primary Source & Extended Writing
Explore the Gilded Age attitudes towards wealth by examining Andrew Carnegies's "Gospel of Wealth" in this primary source extended writing complete lesson kit.
Andrew Carnegie was one of the wealthiest people to have ever lived. But by the time he had died he had given away ninety percent of his wealth. He followed his motto, which he set out in The Gospel of Wealth, “The man who dies thus rich dies disgraced,” through to his end. Born in Scotland, to a poor weaving household, he emigrated to the United States of America with his family when he was thirteen. Through the course of the next fifty years he rose through the ranks of employment and…