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How The Robber Barrons defined Modern Philanthropy Carnegie, Morgan and Rockefeller felt that it was their civic responsibility to establish some of the greatest cultural institutions in America, from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, to The University of Chicago, to public libraries all over the US.Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Julia Keller joins Dean Lawrence R. Velvel to discuss the amazing technological progress the United States experienced at the turn of the last century, and her book, Mr. Gatling's Terrible Marvel: The Gun That Changed Everything and the Misunderstood Genius Who Invented It, on this episode Books of our Time. ACHLS is a revolutionary development in American Higher Education. The ACHLS is a senior completion college: it offers the junior and senior years, not the freshman and sophomore years. Its curriculum focuses exclusively on American History. All courses are taught by the discussion method, not the lecture method. It is truly affordable to students, provides "pathways to law school" for students who wish to attend law school, and equips graduates to pursue other career options as well. For more information visit
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