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Program Information

Program name: Andrew Carnegie – From Steel to the Building of Libraries
Program category: History
History
Life Skills- Finance
Program length: 75 minutes
Audience level: Adult
Audience size: 5-100
Program description: Andrew Carnegie amassed an enormous fortune in the steel industry and then became a major philanthropist. During the late 19th century, when steel would be used first as railroad track, Carnegie perfected low-cost steel production. The Carnegie Steelworks, in Homestead, PA, employed men producing steel under primitive industrial working conditions. This program will feature the 1892 strike at Homestead which pitted the Pinkerton Detective Agency against the steelworkers ending with 10 deaths. After Carnegie sold his steel company to J.P. Morgan he gave all his money away by building over 2,500 libraries. Many still exist today. Presenter: Rick Feingold teaches “American Business History” at Bergen Community College and holds a degree in History from Rutgers University.
Space/special requirements: LCD projector and screen. Presenter provides laptop.
Travel restrictions:
Program fee: $201- $350
Is this fee negotiable? Yes
Mileage included? Yes
Notes about the fee:
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Regions this program
can be performed in:
Metro
Southeastern
Program last updated: 11/17/2017
   
Performer Information (see all of this performer's programs)
Performer name: Richard Feingold
Phone: 201-697-9152
Mailing address: 39 S. Dorchester Rd
Emerson, NJ 07630
E-mail address: rickfeingold@att.net
Website: http://https://www.facebook.com/RickFeingoldEvents/
   
Previous appearances at: Tappan Public Library, Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Goshen Library, Cornwall Library, Finkelstein (Spring Valley)Library
Contact information for New York State Public Libraries
Performer information last updated: 01/28/2019

 

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