Out of the Crucible: Black Steel Workers in Western Pennsylvania, 1875-1980
SUNY Press, 01/01/1986 - 323 من الصفحات
This book examines in depth the century-long struggle of Black laborers in the iron and steel industry of western Pennsylvania. In the process it shows how the fate of these Black workers mirrors the contemporary predicament of the Black working class and the development of a chronically unemployed underclass in America's declining industrial centers. Dickerson argues that persistent racial discrimination within heavy industry and the decline of major industries during the 1970s are key to understanding the social and economic situation of twentieth-century urban Blacks.
Through a blend of historical research and contemporary interviews, this study chronicles the struggle of Black steelworkers to gain equality in the industry and the setbacks suffered as American steelmaking succumbed to foreign competition and antiquated modes of production. The plight of western Pennsylvania's Black steelworkers reflects that of Black laborers in Chicago, Gary, Detroit, Cleveland, Youngstown, Birmingham, and other major American cities where heavy industry once flourished.
ما يقوله الناس - كتابة مراجعة
لم نعثر على أي مراجعات في الأماكن المعتادة.
Black Sons of Vulcan 18751916
World War I and the Black Migration to Western Pennsylvania 1916193O
Black Steelworkers Confront Their New Environment
The Steel Strike of 1919 and its Aftermath
Welfare Capitalism and Black Steelworkers 1916193O
The Depression The New Deal and Black Steelworkers in Western Pennsylvania
Black Steelworkers in Western Pennsylvania World War II and its Aftermath
The Illusion of Advancement Black Steelworkers During the 1950s
Pyrrhic Victories Black Steelworkers During the Civil Rights Era 196O198O
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