Compare and Contrast the Attitudes of Andrew Carnegie, Eugene V. Debs and Booker T. Washington Towards the New Wealth Created in America During the Late Nineteenth Century - Bibliography Included!
1398 Words Feb 16th, 2005 5 Pages
The late nineteenth century was a period of rapid industrialization and extreme economical expansion and wealth for America. Many businessmen such as J.P. Morgan, John D. Rockefeller and Cornelius Vanderbilt among others reached the pinnacle of wealth and amassed huge amounts of money. Many individuals developed contrasting attitudes and views on this newly created wealth. Among these individuals were Andrew Carnegie, Eugene V. Debs, and Booker T. Washington. Seemingly similar people, and yet they were almost completely different. One was a well-known philanthropist who was one of the richest men in world, another was an educator and an advocate of Black advancement and the last a socialist and labor activist (Encarta). Their attitudes on …show more content…
He was regarded as "the national leader for the betterment of African Americans in the post-Reconstruction South," (PBS). He advocated economic and industrial improvement of Blacks while at the same times accommodating Whites on voting rights and social equality. Washington also founded several organizations, including the National Negro Business League, in 1900, to help Blacks create their own businesses and to aid