U.S. History/Andrew Carnegie

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What factors might have motivated Carnegie to write his essay on wealth, and for whom do you think he wrote it? What inferences can you draw about the social and political context during which Carnegie wrote, which may have inspired his essay?

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Carnegie had accumulated great wealth, and was also well acquainted with most other wealthy industrialists of his time.  His essay was designed in part to convince these men to help distribute their wealth.  But also to convince the voting public that the wealthy were best able to put their wealth to use, and that heavy income taxes on the wealthy were not to be favored.

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Michael Troy

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I can answer just about any question on early American History. My specialties are the American Revolution through the Civil War/Reconstruction. I also have greater expertise in matters relating to military, political or legal history.

Experience

I have lectured at George Washington University regarding the Civil War, as well as several elementary school Civil War demonstrations. I was also a member of a Civil War reenactment group for about 10 years.

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http://unlearnedhistory.blogspot.com

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J.D. University of Michigan B.A. George Washington University

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Truman Scholar

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