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He improved his skills by going to night school. As a young man he began to invest his savings in stocks, and he was delighted when he made considerable money from those investments. After the Civil War he became actively involved in the iron and steel business where he made a huge fortune. By the time he retired in 1901, his company had become the largest steel company in the United States, and he was one of the richest men in the world. Carnegie devoted the rest of his life to phi- Andrew Carnegie 33 lanthropy, and much of his fortune was distributed to libraries, museums, and schools.

Perhaps even now in an economically deprived area of Harlem or elsewhere there is a boy or girl reading James Baldwin and dreaming that some day he or she will be as famous as he was and write books that will help change the world for the better, just as he did. IMPORTANT DATES IN JAMES BALDWIN’S LIFE 1924 Born in New York City. 1938 Converted and preached in a Pentecostal church, which he later left after becoming disillusioned with that type of religion. 1940–1941 Contributed to and edited The Magpie, his high school magazine.

His analysis proved to be an unusually accurate estimate of Barton’s life and work. Although most noted for founding the American Red Cross, Barton had a significant career before she undertook that task. She taught school for about eighteen years. During the Civil War, she nursed the wounded on the battlefield. She collected clothing, soap, bedding, and other items which she gave the soldiers. She also read to them and wrote letters home informing their parents of how they were. Ill and exhausted from her work, Barton traveled to Geneva, Switzerland, to recuperate in its invigorating mountain air.

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