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The Dreamer of Dreams: Andrew Carnegie and the Reunion of the Race

Duncan Bell

in Dreamworlds of Race: Empire and the Utopian Destiny of Anglo-America

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691194011
eISBN:
9780691208671
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691194011.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter explores Andrew Carnegie's shifting racial dreamworld. Racial dreamworld argues that nationalism and international competition were slowing down the march of progress, and it was ... More


The Age of the Trusts (1880–1910)

Charles R. Geisst

in Wall Street: A History

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195130867
eISBN:
9780199871155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195130863.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History, Financial Economics

The development of trusts and the popularity of trusts as investments. Introduction of the Sherman Act, the consolidation of industry, merger creating U.S. Steel, Andrew Carnegie & Morgan, Panic of ... More


Race, utopia, perpetual peace: Andrew Carnegie’s dreamworld

Duncan Bell

in American Foreign Policy: Studies in Intellectual History

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781526116505
eISBN:
9781526128515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526116505.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Duncan Bell considers the extraordinary vision of an “Anglo-world” developed in the last decades of the 19th century by the Scots-American magnate Andrew Carnegie. Bell situates Carnegie’s writings ... More


An Old Shoe

Michael Rosenthal

in Nicholas Miraculous: The Amazing Career of the Redoubtable Dr. Nicholas Murray Butler

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231174213
eISBN:
9780231539524
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174213.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses Nicholas Murray Butler's friendship with steel magnate Andrew Carnegie during his tenure as president of Columbia University and the latter's role in extending Butler's ... More


Religious Communities as a Resource for Conflict Resolution

George Rupp

in Beyond Individualism: The Challenge of Inclusive Communities

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231174282
eISBN:
9780231539869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174282.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Despite their often quite central role in contributing to tensions, religious beliefs and practices are potentially a resource for work toward conflict resolution.


The Mythic Dimensions of American Capitalism: The Gilded Age

Richard T. Hughes

in Myths America Lives By: White Supremacy and the Stories That Give Us Meaning

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780252042065
eISBN:
9780252050800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042065.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Capitalism in the United States is unthinkable apart from the myth of White Supremacy, for capitalism was built on stolen land and stolen people. Further, white Americans imagined that capitalism was ... More


Public Spirit and Patronage: American Observatories

Alexander MacDonald

in The Long Space Age: The Economic Origins of Space Exploration from Colonial America to the Cold War

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780300219326
eISBN:
9780300227888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300219326.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In the first half of the nineteenth century, American astronomical observatories were instruments for the personal exploration of the planets and the stars as well as monuments of civic development. ... More


Confronting the Barons: Immigrant Workers and Individual Moguls

Robert F. Zeidel

in Robber Barons and Wretched Refuse: Ethnic and Class Dynamics during the Era of American Industrialization

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781501748318
eISBN:
9781501748332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501748318.003.0005
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter evaluates how the fundamental question of whether business interests bore responsibility for attracting pernicious foreigners dominated the 1890s. Personal connections, such as the one ... More


The Octopus and the Corporation: Monstrous Animality in Norris, Spencer, and Carnegie

Michael Lundblad

in The Birth of a Jungle: Animality in Progressive-Era U.S. Literature and Culture

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199917570
eISBN:
9780199332830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199917570.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter explores new ways of thinking about the marketplace as a jungle at the turn of the twentieth century. While constructions of the corporation were increasingly framed within the ... More


Competing Ideas, Competing Institutions: Decorative versus Scientific Taxidermy at the Carnegie and Field Museums

Mary Anne Andrei

in Nature's Mirror: How Taxidermists Shaped America's Natural History Museums and Saved Endangered Species

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226730318
eISBN:
9780226730455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226730455.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In the 1890s, the United States experienced a boom in the establishment of new museums, but no two were more important than the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago and the Carnegie Museum of ... More


Introduction: The Sage

Michael Rosenthal

in Nicholas Miraculous: The Amazing Career of the Redoubtable Dr. Nicholas Murray Butler

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231174213
eISBN:
9780231539524
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174213.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book tells the story of Nicholas Murray Butler, influential Republican, international statesman, and president of Columbia University from 1902 to 1945. Known as “the Sage,” Butler was ... More


Rising Tide of Fear: White and Yellow Perils, 1904–1919

Lon Kurashige

in Two Faces of Exclusion: The Untold History of Anti-Asian Racism in the United States

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781469629438
eISBN:
9781469629452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469629438.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter examines the growing distrust of Japanese immigrants and the increasing push for Japanese exclusion against the backdrop of Japan’s rise as a global power. President Theodore Roosevelt ... More


“The Real Nature and Spirit of Our Lives”: The Evolution of Corporate Personality, 1865–1920

Amanda Porterfield

in Corporate Spirit: Religion and the Rise of the Modern Corporation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780199372652
eISBN:
9780199372683
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199372652.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Proponents of social evolution blurred boundaries between commerce and Christianity after the Civil War, championing Christian work as a means to economic growth, republican liberty, and national ... More


The Establishment and Evolution of Limerick City Municipal Library, 1889–1938

Matthew Potter

in Leisure and the Irish in the Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781781381823
eISBN:
9781781382325
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381823.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter discusses the operation of the public library service in an Irish provincial city. It begins with a discussion of the origins of the public library movement in Britain and Ireland. The ... More


Private Citizens, Public Works

Peter J. Hollida

in American Arcadia: California and the Classical Tradition

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190256517
eISBN:
9780190256548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190256517.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

For all the optimism with which civic leaders and enlightened developers pursued the ideals of the City Beautiful Movement, both the immensity of Southern California and the speed of population ... More


Libraries

Marie-Louise Legg

in The Oxford History of the Irish Book, Volume IV: The Irish Book in English, 1800-1891

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198187318
eISBN:
9780191803277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780198187318.003.0019
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter discusses the founding of public libraries in nineteenth-century Ireland. The establishment of public libraries took longer than originally hoped as a result of the low value of Irish ... More


The Gospel of Wealth and the Gospel of Art

Peter W. Williams

in Religion, Art, and Money: Episcopalians and American Culture from the Civil War to the Great Depression

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469626970
eISBN:
9781469628134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469626970.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

The Episcopal church had no firm policy on how the riches of the wealthy elite should be spent philanthropically, but it during the Gilded Age it was entering a period of considerable and often ... More


Conclusion

William Whyte

in Redbrick: A social and architectural history of Britain's civic universities

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780198716129
eISBN:
9780191784330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716129.003.0013
Subject:
History, Cultural History, Social History

This short conclusion sums up section three, returning to Birmingham to explore the foundation of the first unitary civic university. It notes the questions that still remained about its function and ... More


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