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Homestead: The Households of a Mill Town

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Homestead, first published in 1910 as one volume in the classic Pittsburgh Survey, describes daily life in a community that was dominated economically and physically by the giant Homestead Works of the United States Steel Corporation. Homestead, just across the Monongahela River from Pittsburgh, developed as a completely separate city-- a true mill town settled by newer im ...more
Paperback, 368 pages
Published June 30th 1974 by University of Pittsburgh Press (first published January 1st 1974)
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Czarny Pies
Nov 03, 2014 Czarny Pies rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Anyone interested in American social history.
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Homestead: The Households of a Mill Town published in 1910 is a great pioneering work of American social history. In it Margaret Byington makes a very detailed description of the livings the lives of the workers living in a company town belonging to Carnegie style and which in 1892 had been the site of one of the nastiest strikes in the history of US Labour relations.

Byington describes the plight of the workers in Homestead with a compassion that recalls that of Elizabeth Gaskell in her great c
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