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As Close to Hell as They Hoped to Get: Steel, Death, and Community in Western Pennsylvania, 1892–1919

Michael K. Rosenow

in Death and Dying in the Working Class, 1865-1920

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039133
eISBN:
9780252097119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039133.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter examines the steelworkers' experiences with death and dying in western Pennsylvania, and more specifically in Monongahela Valley, during the period 1892–1919. It begins by recounting the ... More


Iron and Steel: Class, Race, and Community in Birmingham, Alabama, 1875-1920

Henry M. McKiven Jr.

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807845240
eISBN:
9781469603711
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807879719_mckiven
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This study of Birmingham's iron and steel workers unravels the complex connections between race relations and class struggle that shaped the city's social and economic order. It also traces the links ... More


Mexican Radicals and Traditionalists Unionize Workers in the United States

John H. Flores

in The Mexican Revolution in Chicago: Immigration Politics from the Early Twentieth Century to the Cold War

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252041808
eISBN:
9780252050473
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041808.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter explains why Mexicans joined the CIO and compares the aspirations of radicals and traditionalists within the United Packinghouse Workers of America and the United Steelworkers of ... More


Trying to Manage Prosperity: The Late Eisenhower Years

Robert P. Bremner

in Chairman of the Fed: William McChesney Martin Jr., and the Creation of the Modern American Financial System

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300105087
eISBN:
9780300127799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300105087.003.0008
Subject:
History, Economic History

President Dwight D. Eisenhower entered his second term at a time when nations were maneuvering after the end of World War II and the American economy was operating “close to capacity.” Eisenhower or ... More


The Attempted Assassination of Henry Clay Frick (memoir; 1912)

Alexander Berkman

in Jewish Radicals: A Documentary History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814757437
eISBN:
9780814763469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814757437.003.0011
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter is a prison memoir detailing the attempted assassination of Henry Clay Frick, chairman of the Carnegie Steel Company, to avenge the deaths of seven steel workers killed by Frick's ... More


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