Coal Miners In Andrew Carnegie's Gospel Of Wealth

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The life of a coal miner is not so different from the views of Andrew Carnegie. In the Gilded Age, a lot of youthful boys and men would work endless hours to only get from sixty cents to a dollar every day. Carnegie would focus on how the upper class would misuse their money for selfish needs. These young coal miners would work more than these rich “snobs” and still get a salary of less that 200 dollars a year. That is what Carnegie was stressing in his Gospel of Wealth.
Many upper class people would “earn” their money by traditional bequeath towards their heirs. In this reality, Carnegie wanted to create philanthropy to help the individuals and families living through poverty. This includes the breaker boys that were literally killing themselves
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