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Author Schachter, Judith, 1941-

Title A town without steel : envisioning Homestead / Judith Modell ; photographs by Charlee Brodsky
Published Pittsburgh : University of Pittsburgh Press, [1998]
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Description 1 online resource (xxiv, 341 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents Envisioning Homestead : the place -- Setting the stage : three generations in a mill town -- The curtain comes down : living without a mill in a mill town -- Women's activities and men's work : the division of labor in a steel town -- Raising a new generation in an ex-steel town -- Harmony and discord : interpretations of ethnicity and religion in a steel town -- Steel and segregation : race relations in Homestead -- Outside the mill : recreation and residence in Homestead -- Responses in the Valley : the aftermath of the closing -- Beyond the closing : changes in Homestead
Summary In 1986, the USX Homestead Works closed, with the loss of thousands of jobs. This book looks at the people of Homestead and how they dealt with the trauma that affected them, detailing the modifications of domestic strategies in a public crisis
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 333-336) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Iron and steel workers -- Pennsylvania -- Homestead -- History -- 20th century.
Plant shutdowns -- Pennsylvania -- Homestead -- History -- 20th century.
Steel industry and trade -- Pennsylvania -- Homestead -- History -- 20th century.
Homestead (Pa.) -- History.
Homestead (Pa.) -- Social conditions.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 082294071X
082298086X (electronic bk)
9780822980865 (electronic bk)