Andrew Carnegie’s decision to assist library construction developed from his experience. Born in 1835, he spent his first 12 years in the coastal town of Dunfermline, Scotland. There he listened to men read aloud and discuss books borrowed in the Tradesmen’s Subscription Library that his father, a weaver, had helped create. Carnegie began his formal education at age eight, but simply had to stop after only 3 years. The rapid industrialization within the textile trade forced small businessmen like Carnegie’s father from business. As a consequence, family members sold their belongings and immigrated to Allegheny, a suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Andrew Carnegie’s decision to assist library constructi […]

「Andrew Carnegie’s decision to assist library construction developed from his experience. Born in 1835, he spent his first 12 years in the coastal town of Dunfermline, Scotland. There he listened to men read aloud and discuss books borrowed in the Tradesmen’s Subscription Library that his father, a weaver, had helped create. Carnegie began his formal education at age eight, but simply had to stop after only 3 years. The rapid industrialization within the textile trade forced small businessmen like Carnegie’s father from business. As a consequence, family members sold their belongings and immigrated to Allegheny, a suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.」の続きを読む