The Battle for Homestead, 1880-1892: Politics, Culture, and Steel

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• Named one of the fifty best books of 1992 by Publishers Weekly Not only brings to life the dramatic events and places them within an analytical context, but it also provides rich biographical studies of key players on all sides, from Andrew Carnegie and Henry Frick to labor activists 'Beewax' Taylor and John Mcluckie."--Peter Rachleff
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• Named one of the fifty best books of 1992 by Publishers Weekly Not only brings to life the dramatic events and places them within an analytical context, but it also provides rich biographical studies of key players on all sides, from Andrew Carnegie and Henry Frick to labor activists 'Beewax' Taylor and John Mcluckie."--Peter Rachleff
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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
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)
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see ``The River Ran Red.''
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Explores the politics, culture, and morality of steelmaking in late 19th-century America by tracing the circuitous path that led businessmen, engineers, political leaders, and metalworkers to Homestead, Pennsylvania--site of the world's largest and most "progressive" steel mill. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780822937029
  • Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
  • Publication date: 6/6/1992
  • Series: Series in Social and Labor History
  • Pages: 584
  • Product dimensions: 6.53 (w) x 9.56 (h) x 1.52 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
Pt. 1 The Battle for Homestead
1 Homestead and the American Republic in the Gilded Age 3
2 6 July 1892: "A Carnival of Revenge" 12
Pt. 2 Captains of Steel, Captains of Culture
3 The "Mechanical Habit of Mind" 47
Problems in Iron Production in the Mid 1800s 47
The Bessemer Process 52
4 Captains of Steel 57
Abram S. Hewitt and the Promise of the Open Hearth 61
Alexander Holley, Bessemer Engineering, and the Origins of Scientific Management 67
Pt. 3 Labor Reform in Pittsburgh, 1867-1881: From "Amalgamation" to the Brink of Collapse
5 Indicting and Embracing the Civilization of the Nineteenth Century 81
6 Roots of Labor Reform and Machine Politics 92
7 Custom Confronts Capital: The Lockout of 1874-1875 102
8 Toward a Wider Amalgamation: The Knights of Labor 119
9 Mill Owners and Machine Politicians on the Offensive 134
10 Miners Amalgamate in "Late Afternoon" 147
Pt. 4 "Tried and Found Faithful": Homestead Defies the Assault
11 Assaults on Labor 155
The Homestead Glassworks and the Knights of Labor 161
The Decision to Build a Steel Mill 165
William Clark and the First Homestead Steelworkers 171
12 The Homestead Strike of 1882 177
13 "Defense, Not Defiance": Defeat in the City and the State 193
Pt. 5 Labor in Greater Pittsburgh During the 1880s
14 A Tale of Two Cities: Pittsburgh and Homestead 205
15 Republican Recruits: East Europeans in Homestead 215
16 Andrew Carnegie: Robber Baron and Philanthropist 227
17 The Homestead Lockout of 1889: The Making of a "Workers' Republic" 240
18 The Life and Times of "Beeswax" Taylor: Exemplary Paradoxes of American Labor 252
Pt. 6 1892 and Beyond: Legacies of Homestead
19 Captains of Business, Captains of Politics 269
20 1892: The Stakes for Labor 284
21 Silenced Minorities 315
22 Winners and Losers 329
Appendices 365
Notes 409
Bibliography 491
Index 535
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