Steel Phoenix / Edition 1

Steel Phoenix / Edition 1

by Christopher L. G. Hall
     
 

ISBN-10: 0312161980

ISBN-13: 9780312161989

Pub. Date: 11/01/1996

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

Steel Phoenix: The Fall and Rise of the U.S. Steel Industry is a remarkable story. Christopher Hall recounts the great downfall of "Big Steel" in America and the emergence of a new, reinvented steel industry from the ashes of the old. Beginning with the failures of Big Steel to respond to a changing world, Christopher Hall analyzes the powers and drives

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Steel Phoenix: The Fall and Rise of the U.S. Steel Industry is a remarkable story. Christopher Hall recounts the great downfall of "Big Steel" in America and the emergence of a new, reinvented steel industry from the ashes of the old. Beginning with the failures of Big Steel to respond to a changing world, Christopher Hall analyzes the powers and drives behind this "most basic" of industries, revealing how the "Rust Belt" of the 1970s and 1980s was created and how the death of the traditional steel industry devastated cities such as Pittsburgh, Cleveland, and Youngstown. Hall then examines how pioneering entrepreneurs and engineers rebuilt the industry by recycling large supplies of scrap steel, giving way to a minimill industry that ultimately saved what was left of the old Big Steel mills.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312161989
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
11/01/1996
Pages:
444
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.12(d)

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments
Introduction
1The Production of Steel1
2The Wasted Years: 1959-197435
3Melting Down: The End of "Big Steel" in the United States, 1975-198965
4Pleas for Protection: The Politics of Trade105
5The Rise of the Minimill145
6White Knights or Vultures? Foreign Investment in the U.S. Steel Industry179
7In the Fiery Furnace: the "Born Again" Mills209
8A Whole New Ball Game: The Flat Rolled Minimills235
9Sadder but Wiser: The Integrated Mills in the 1990s267
10Steel, the Global Economy, and the Twenty-first Century303
Notes339
Appendix359
Index415

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