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Andrew CarnegieThe Rise of Big Business Andrew Carnegie was born in Dumferline Scotland in November of 1935 His parentswere Will and Margaret Carnegie He also had a brother Tom The main income for thegeographic location where he grew up was weaving linen The people who engaged in this typeof employment considered this an art since it had relatively unchanged since medieval timesAndrews father was one of those craftsmen Since there had been so little change in this type ofwork they were really caught off guard when machine production came around For some thisindustrialization was good The Carnegies were lead to believe that this was the way they shouldbe headed At first the returns were good for them but prices and demand fell and they wereleft without anything The whole looming industry was virtually gone and with that it was clearthat there would be no trade for Andrew to learn They had received letters from time to time about the possibility of work in America Afterthe looms fell through for them they realized that they didnt have much of a choice of what todo So they borrowed the money for the voyage from Scotland to New York in the hopes ofhaving a fresh start Losing everything they had didnt sit well with Andrew or his mother Thefamily left in shame and determined to make it in there new environment Upon arriving they immediately set out for work Will found door-to-door work with aloom Margaret with shoe binding and Andrew found work as a bobbin boy in a local textilemill Andrew was a hard worker and had the ability to adapt to any type of work He wasoffered a job as a messenger boy for a telegraph company and he jumped at the opportunity toget out of the terrible conditions of the mill Andrew seemed to be in the right place at the righttime for his advances He was also willing
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