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The Richest Man in the World: Andrew Carnegie
Virtual Tour of the Elms [Non-Flash interactive]

Newport, Rhode Island, saw the construction of many fine mansions during America's Gilded Age. Take a virtual tour of one called The Elms. Four QTVR files.

The Rockefellers
Online poll: The Legacy of Standard Oil [Opinion (poll, submission, forum)]

Before Bill Gates, there was John D. Rockefeller Sr. Some say he was a ruthless monopolist. Others believe he was a genius ahead of his time. What do you think?

The Rockefellers
Corner the Market [Flash interactive]

John D. Rockefeller climbed to the pinnacle of American industry using clever tactics that were later outlawed. Do you have what it takes to corner the market too?

The Rockefellers
Krugman Video Interview [Video]

Princeton economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman describes the Rockefellers' relevance in today's economy. Eight clips.

The Rockefellers
Rockefellers at Play [Video]

Join the brothers Rockefeller on a romp at their New York country estate. Four clips.

Transcontinental Railroad
Online Poll [Opinion (poll, submission, forum)]

Could the railroad have been built without backroom deals and profiteering?

Transcontinental Railroad
Durant's Big Scam [Text-based]

Compare the Union Pacific's Crédit Mobilier scandal with business scandals today.

Primary source

The Rockefellers
A Journalistic Masterpiece [Text-based]

In 1999 Ida Tarbell's "The History of the Standard Oil Company" was ranked fifth among the top 100 works of journalism in the 20th century. Read a sample of excerpts from her powerfully written exposé.

The Rockefellers
Rockefeller Family Ties [Text-based]

John D. Jr. and Edith's correspondence with their father.

Gallery

The Richest Man in the World: Andrew Carnegie
Millionaire's Row [Image-based]

Explore the mansions of New York City's millionaire's row.

Timeline

Secrets of a Master Builder
James Eads Timeline [Text-based]

The Richest Man in the World: Andrew Carnegie
Rags to Riches Timeline [Flash interactive]

Interactive Flash timeline with non-Flash version available.

The Rockefellers
Rockefellers Timeline [Text-based]

Bibliography

Secrets of a Master Builder
Further Reading [Text-based]

The Richest Man in the World: Andrew Carnegie
Further Reading [Text-based]

The Rockefellers
Further Reading [Text-based]

Teacher's guide

The Richest Man in the World: Andrew Carnegie
Teachers Guide [Text-based]

Study Carnegie's rise to power, interaction with unions, and the Homestead strike.

The Rockefellers
Teachers Guide [Text-based]

What happens to families when they strike it rich? Explore the Rockefellers' business acumen, philanthropy, and controversies.