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

ISBN-10: 0822954664

ISBN-13: 9780822954668

Edition: 1992

Authors: Paul Krause
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List price: $27.95
Copyright year: 1992
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
Publication date: 6/23/1992
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 584
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.046
Language: English

Preface
Introduction
The Battle for Homestead
Homestead and the American Republic in the Gilded Age
6 July 1892: "A Carnival of Revenge"
Captains of Steel, Captains of Culture
The "Mechanical Habit of Mind"
Problems in Iron Production in the Mid 1800s
The Bessemer Process
Captains of Steel
Abram S. Hewitt and the Promise of the Open Hearth
Alexander Holley, Bessemer Engineering, and the Origins of Scientific Management
Labor Reform in Pittsburgh, 1867-1881: From "Amalgamation" to the Brink of Collapse
Indicting and Embracing the Civilization of the Nineteenth Century
Roots of Labor Reform and Machine Politics
Custom Confronts Capital: The Lockout of 1874-1875
Toward a Wider Amalgamation: The Knights of Labor
Mill Owners and Machine Politicians on the Offensive
Miners Amalgamate in "Late Afternoon"
"Tried and Found Faithful": Homestead Defies the Assault
Assaults on Labor
The Homestead Glassworks and the Knights of Labor
The Decision to Build a Steel Mill
William Clark and the First Homestead Steelworkers
The Homestead Strike of 1882
"Defense, Not Defiance": Defeat in the City and the State
Labor in Greater Pittsburgh During the 1880s
A Tale of Two Cities: Pittsburgh and Homestead
Republican Recruits: East Europeans in Homestead
Andrew Carnegie: Robber Baron and Philanthropist
The Homestead Lockout of 1889: The Making of a "Workers' Republic"
The Life and Times of "Beeswax" Taylor: Exemplary Paradoxes of American Labor
1892 and Beyond: Legacies of Homestead
Captains of Business, Captains of Politics
1892: The Stakes for Labor
Silenced Minorities
Winners and Losers
Appendices
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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