The Kindle Edition of the Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie is available for FREE through Amazon.
It contains A LOT of historical references about the rise of the industrial revolution and the start of the progressive era. It is a first person account of the time period from an immigrant turned business leader in America who maintained strong roots in Europe.
Andrew Carnegie references meeting several presidents (including Abraham Lincoln during the Civil War) and many other well known figures of his time such as Mark Twain. It includes the rise and the fall of the railroad industry along with the financial crisis of 1873.
I am using the book and reader response pack for independent work. The questions require critical thinking of the author's content and ensure reading comprehension.
Download is in Microsoft Word format so it can be edited if you want to focus on additional components or want your students to just read a section of the book.