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Author: William Serrin

Year Published: 1992

Description: Homestead: The Glory and Tragedy of an American Steel Town chronicles the rise and fall of Homestead, Pennsylvania and the devastating impact the 1986 closing of its mill had on local workers' lives and livelihoods. From this vantage point, former New York Times labor correspondent William Serrin provides a history of the U.S. steel industry, starting with the 1892 industrial lockout and strike that culminated in a battle between union members and private security forces contracted by management from the Pinkerton National Detective Agency.

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