The battle for Homestead, 1880-1892 : politics, culture, and steel

by Krause, Paul.

Format: Print Book ©1992.
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Summary
Paul Krause calls upon the methods and insights of labor history, intellectual history, anthropology, and the history of technology to situate the events of the lockout and their significance in the broad context of America's Guilded Age. Utilizing extensive archival material, much of it heretofore unknown, he reconstructs the social, intellectual, and political climate of the burgeoning post-Civil War steel industry.
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Krause, a historian at the University of British Columbia, chronicles the roots of the rise and fall of the steel industry in his native Monongahela Valley, a perfect metaphor for the collapse of industrial America. The Homestead steelworks incidents were precipitated by Henry Clay Frick's lockout of 3800 workers at the plant, owned by Andrew Carnegie; Frick's calling in of 300 Pinkerton thugs to break the steelworkers' blockade of the company town; and violence that followed when the workers defended themselves with guns. In the aftermath, Carnegie brought the full power of the state to bear on the strike leaders and smashed the union. The author finds previous narratives of these events too simplistic, focusing on the physical confrontation. Krause studies the transformation of work and its brutal effect on the workers. Along the way he offers exemplary portraits of key figures on all sides, including Carnegie, Frick and their numerous union antagonists. An elegantly written and riveting history of a key moment in America's industrialization, industrialization's toll on the labor force and the labor unions' efforts to ameliorate the workers' lot. pk Also forthcoming this month from University of Pittsburgh is ``The River Ran Red'': Homestead 1892 ($19.95 * ISBN *0-8229-5478-8; cloth $39.95 *-3710-7 ), an illustrated anthology of contemporary accounts of the conflict, edited by David P. Demarest Jr. et al. (July) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Series Pittsburgh series in social and labor history.
Subjects Homestead Strike, Homestead, Pa., 1892.
Steel industry and trade -- Pennsylvania -- History -- 19th century.
Iron and steel workers -- Pennsylvania -- History -- 19th century.
Working class -- Pennsylvania -- History -- 19th century.
Publisher Pittsburgh :University of Pittsburgh Press,©1992.
Language English
Description xiv, 548 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 491-534) and index.
ISBN 0822954664 (pbk.)
0822937026
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