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Lives of Their Own: Blacks, Italians, and Poles in Pittsburgh, 1900-1960 (The Working Class in American History)

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Paperback, 312 pages
Published July 1st 1983 by University of Illinois Press (first published 1981)
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Snail in Danger (Sid) Nicolaides
The first few chapters of this are a little overly statistical and insufficiently, hm, concerned with human experience. It picks up in the chapter concerned with homeownership, though. Also, the adaptation of the Central Tube Company's 1925 chart headed "Racial Adaptability to Various Types of Plant Work" is outstanding. (As I am very fond of saying - there's nothing better than a good primary source.)
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Way too dry to read for pleasure. Too many statistics interspersed throughout the text.
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