In 1900, Pittsburgh's East End neighborhood was the world's richest. It represented the opulence, power, and greed of 19th-century capitalism. And for many it was statement of hope and motivation. In a short walk, one might run into Andrew Carnegie, Henry Clay Frick, George Westinghouse, H. J. Heinz, a member of the Mellon family or of the United States Congress. This book traces the lives of this influential coterie and their impact on American industry, culture and history.
Prologue; Introduction; Chapter 1. The World's Richest Neighborhood; Chapter 2. Prelude; Chapter 3. America's First Capitalist and Neighborhood Founder; Chapter 4. The Birth and Growth of the Nation's Richest Suburb; Chapter 5. The Glass City and the East End Glass men; Chapter 6. The "Iron City"; Chapter 7. Kier's Rock Oil: "The Most Wonderful Remedy Ever"; Chapter 8. A Pennsylvania Railroad; Chapter 9. Bankers and Inventors; Chapter 10. The Coke King and the Prince of Steel; Chapter 11. A Biblical Plague; Chapter 12. The Best of Times and the Worst of Times Chapter 13. Pickles, Ketchup, and Electrical PowerChapter 14. Pittsburgh's Stepchildren - The Aluminum Capitalists; Chapter 15. Camelot; Chapter 16. The End of Camelot; Chapter 17. The Millionaire's Dinner; Chapter 18. A Tale of Two Cities; Chapter 19. Panic of 1907; Chapter 20. Death of the Lions; Chapter 21. The City on the Hill - East End Philanthropy; Epilogue; Bibliography; Index
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