It was Margaret Carnegie who had the idea of emigrating to the United States where the whole family could have a new start and make a better life for themselves. They were fully committed, they borrowed money from a friend and sold all of their possessions and made the seven week long journey to the new world. Andrew Carnegie took a job in a mill in Pittsburgh to try and help the family’s struggle to live and make ends meet. Carnegie then took a better job in a different factory for more money, but when the factory owner found out that Andrew had som...
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...nion conceded. Three hundred locked-out workers applied for work and were rehired. Many more were blacklisted. With the union gone, Carnegie cut wages, made twelve-hour workdays, and eliminated 500 jobs. "Oh that Homestead blunder," Carnegie wrote a friend. "But it's fading as all events do & we are at work selling steel one pound for a half penny."
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