History / United States / State & Local / Middle Atlantic DC, DE, MD, NJ, NY, PA)

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The Inside History of the Carnegie Steel Company

The Inside History of the Carnegie Steel Company

A Romance of Millions

This book created a sensation when it appeared in 1903 and remains a striking insider’s narrative of the American steel industry in the late nineteenth century. Bridge was a fisthand witness to the confrontations of Andrew Carnegie and Henry Clay Frick, the eventual sale of Carnegie Steel and the formation of U.S. Steel.

City At The Point

City At The Point

Essays on the Social History of Pittsburgh

An overview of scholarly research, both published and previously unpublished, on the history of a city that has often served as a case study for measuring social change. It synthesizes the literature and assesses how that knowledge relates to our broader understanding of the processes of urbanization and urbanism.

Steel Titan

Steel Titan

The Life of Charles M. Schwab

Drawing upon previously undiscovered resources, Steel Titan is the first biography ever written on the life of Charles M. Schwab, president of U.S. Steel and founder of Bethlehem Steel.

Thunder In the Mountains

Thunder In the Mountains

The West Virginia Mine War, 1920–21

The Classic, Lively Narrative of a Seminal Labor Dispute in Appalachian History

And the Wolf Finally Came

And the Wolf Finally Came

The Decline and Fall of the American Steel Industry

A veteran reporter on American labor, John P. Hoerr analyzes the spectacular and tragic collapse of the steel industry in the 1980s. And the Wolf Finally Came demonstrates how an obsolete and adversarial relationship between management and labor made it impossible for the industry to adapt to a rapidly changing global economy.

Dont Call Me Boss

Dont Call Me Boss

David L. Lawrence, Pittsburgh’s Renaissance Mayor

The first biography of David L. Lawrence, the best of the city bosses, who became mayor of Pittsburgh, modern municipal manager, governor of Pennsylvania, and a power in national politics.

Pitt

Pitt

The Story of the University of Pittsburgh, 1787–1987

The history of a major American university from its birth on the western frontier in the eighteenth century through its two-hundredth anniversary in 1987. Told primarily through the stories of its energetic and sometimes eccentric chancellors, it’s a colorful and highly readable chronicle of the University of Pittsburgh.

The Ephrata Commune

The Ephrata Commune

An Early American Counterculture

Tells of the founding and subsequent history of Ephrata, a mystical religious community that flourished in eastern Pennsylvania in the mid-eighteenth century. Its leader, Conrad Beissel, a German Pietist who came to America in 1720 seeking spiritual peace and solitude. Settled in Lancaster County, his talents and charisma attracted other German settlers who shared his vision of a community built in the image of apostolic Christianity.

Women and the Trades

Women and the Trades

Pittsburgh, 1907–1908

Chronicles the technological and organizational changes that transformed women’s wage work in the early 1900’s. Provides a comprehensive account of women’s standing and the jobs they performed in the workforce. Part of the original sociological study, The Pittsburgh Survey, which was the first attempt to study life and labor in this industrial city.

The Spencers of Amberson Avenue

The Spencers of Amberson Avenue

A Turn-of-the-Century Memoir

This memoir introduces the family of Charles Hart Spencer and his wife Mary Acheson: seven children born between 1884 and 1895. It also introduces a large Victorian house in Shadyside (a Pittsburgh neighborhood) and a middle-class way of life at the turn of the century and includes family photographs taken by Mr. Spencer, who was a talented amateur photographer.

The Homestead Strike of 1892

The Homestead Strike of 1892

In 1893 Arthur Burgoyne, one of Pittsburgh’s most skilled and sensitive journalists, published Homestead, a complete history of the 1892 Homestead strike and the ensuing conflict between the Carnegie Steel Company and the Amalgamated Association of Iron and Steel Workers. Accurate, readable, and judiciously balanced in assigning blame, this work gives crucial insight into a turbulent period in Pittsburgh’s history.

Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh

The Story of a City, 1780-1865

The standard history of Pittsburgh tells the city’s story from its violent days as an eighteenth-century outpost of empire to the onset of its great age of industrial expansion.

Council Fires On the Upper Ohio

Council Fires On the Upper Ohio

Council Fires on the Upper Ohio is a unique account of the Indian-white relations during the second half of the eighteenth century. Told from the point of view of the Indians, it details how the Indians maintained a precarious hold of Western Pennsylvania by playing one white faction off against another.

Whiskey Rebels

Whiskey Rebels

The Story of a Frontier Uprising

A succinct account of the Whiskey Rebellion of 1794 in Western Pennsylvania, recalling the economic and sociological factors that led to this historic uprising.

Pioneer Life In Western Pennsylvania

Pioneer Life In Western Pennsylvania

A fascinating look at life during pioneer times in western Pennsylvania. Describes the hardship, danger and drudgery of day-to-day life on the frontier. Topics include cabin raising, crop harvests, tanning, weaving, disease, religion, and superstition. Also follows the progression from pioneer life to industrial society.

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