American History. Mark Twain

American History. Mark Twain, “The Gilded Aage” and the politics played in the rise of business

Write a three to four page essay that compares and contrasts the politics and business of Mark Twain’s fictional work The Gilded Age with the role that real-life Gilded Age politics played in the rise of big business and the industrialists who monopolized their various industries.
Conclude your essay by addressing the following: Did Andrew Carnegie’s Gospel of Wealth and philanthropic efforts “make up” for the manner in which he and other industrialists acquired their wealth (Be sure to define “Gospel of Wealth” as explained in the assigned reading)?
Use specific examples and cite the readings.
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