Rags to Riches Timeline pbs.org
Andrew Carnegie was born the same year Alexis deToqueville published Democracy in America. He died after the end of World War I, living from a time when farm work was the norm and there were virtually no corporations, to the heart of the new industrial age.
Boy, would I like to see these timelines use up more of my screen. But this one is great in the way it puts Carnegie's life in the context of other history.