Triumphant Democracy

Andrew Carnegie (1835 - 1919)

Subtitled "Fifty Years' March of the Republic," this is steel tycoon Andrew Carnegie's love letter to America, first published in 1886, an impassioned celebration of the American success story, and a call for other nations to follow in America's footsteps. Through simple, direct discussions of the nature of the American character and her jobs and education, religion, industry, art and literature, foreign affairs, and more, Carnegie sets out a case for a brand of conservative democracy for the world to emulate. Carnegie was born in Scotland and emigrated to America as a teenager. His Carnegie Steel Company launched the steel industry in Pittsburgh, and after its sale to J.P. Morgan, he devoted his life to philanthropic causes. His charitable organizations built more than 2,500 public libraries around the world, and gave away more than $350 million during his lifetime. - Summary by Michele Fry

Genre(s): Business & Economics, Modern (19th C)

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Dedication and Preface Michele Fry
00:06:22
Play 01 Ch 1, The Republic William Allan Jones
00:40:25
Play 02 Ch 2, The American People Wayne Cooke
00:39:28
Play 03 Ch 3, Part 1, Cities and Towns Joanne Turner
00:25:28
Play 04 Ch 3, Part 2, Cities and Towns Joanne Turner
00:38:02
Play 05 Ch 4, Part 1, Conditions of Life Marya James
00:30:04
Play 06 Ch 4, Part 2, Conditions of Life Marya James
00:26:59
Play 07 Ch 5, Occupations William Allan Jones
00:44:10
Play 08 Ch 6, Education Wayne Cooke
00:37:28
Play 09 Ch 7, Religion Ann-Nika R.
00:20:02
Play 10 Ch 8, Pauperism and Crime mleigh
00:32:26
Play 11 Ch 9, Agriculture KevinS
00:55:50
Play 12 Ch 10, Part 1, Manufactures Mario Pineda
00:27:50
Play 13 Ch 10, Part 2, Manufactures Mario Pineda
00:22:46
Play 14 Ch 11, Mining William Allan Jones
00:45:45
Play 15 Ch 12, Trade and Commerce Marya James
00:30:41
Play 16 Ch 13, Part 1, Railways and Waterways mleigh
00:26:07
Play 17 Ch 13, Part 2, Railways and Waterways mleigh
00:36:52
Play 18 Ch 14, Part 1, Art and Music KevinS
00:20:21
Play 19 Ch 14, Part 2, Art and Music KevinS
00:20:22
Play 20 Ch 15, Literature Michele Fry
00:36:52
Play 21 Ch 16, Part 1, The Federal Constellation Aaron Bennett
00:22:39
Play 22 Ch 16, Part 2, The Federal Constellation Aaron Bennett
00:28:54
Play 23 Ch 17, Foreign Affairs Michele Fry
00:28:21
Play 24 Ch 18, Part 1, The Government's Non-Political Work Joanne Turner
00:31:59
Play 25 Ch 18, Part 2, The Government's Non-Political Work Joanne Turner
00:33:47
Play 26 Ch 19, Part 1, The National Balance Sheet Marya James
00:25:37
Play 27 Ch 19, Part 2, The National Balance Sheet Marya James
00:20:54
Play 28 Ch 20, Part 1, General Reflections Michele Fry
00:18:59
Play 29 Ch 20, Part 2, General Reflections Michele Fry
00:24:17
Play 30 Ch 20, Part 3, General Reflections Michele Fry
00:25:50