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Growing Up In A Pennsylvania Steel Town By Edward Nebinger
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The author was inspired to write these memoirs of the years he spent growing up in the Pennsylvania steel town of Bethlehem before the Second World War by the realization that they were a pivotal... More > time in American history. While Americans were struggling with the economic hardships of the Great Depression, they never gave up and instead made the best of what they had. Out of their triumph over hardship grew the generation that fought and won the Second World War. The society and culture exemplified by the Pennsylvania steel towns has now vanished but it is hard not to think that, while we have gained much as a society, we have also lost far too many things worthy of preservation. One of these was the great Bethlehem Steel plant itself, the ruins of which stretch for miles along the Lehigh River. Dominating the ruins are the ghostly remains of the five great blast furnaces, preserved to remind people of the greatness that was once Bethlehem Steel and the community that lived in its shadows.< Less
Growing Up In a Pennsylvania Steel Town - During the Great Depression By Edward Nebinger
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Ed Nebinger was inspired to write these memoirs by his realization of how greatly privileged he had been to be able to grow up in a wonderful part of America during the Great Depression. The Lehigh... More > Valley is a beautiful, fertile area, surrounded by mountains, and populated by a talented and productive people of diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds. The years he spent growing up in Bethlehem before WW II proved to be pivotal ones in U.S. history. They represented a time when the U.S. was struggling through the Depression, but people never gave up and instead made the best of what they had. The Bethlehem Steel Company was the second largest steel producer in the world. Visitors to Bethlehem today may look with dismay upon the ruins of the steel company, which stretched for miles along the Lehigh River. Dominating the ruins are the ghostly remains of five blast furnaces, preserved apparently to remind people of the greatness that was once Bethlehem Steel.< Less
Growing up in a Pennsylvania Steel Town - During The Great Depression By Edward Nebinger
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Ed Nebinger was inspired to write these memoirs by his realization of how greatly privileged he had been to be able to grow up in a wonderful part of America during the Great Depression. The... More > Lehigh Valley is a beautiful, fertile area, surrounded by picturesque mountains, and populated by a talented and productive people of diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds. The years he spent growing up in the Pennsylvania steel town of Bethlehem before World War II proved to be pivotal ones in our country's history. They represented a time when the U.S. was struggling through the Depression, but people never gave up and instead made the best of what they had. Looking back on those years, it was hard not to think that while we have gained much as a society, we have also lost far too many things worthy of preservation.< Less
Life in Apollo: Pennsylvania in the 1890s By Samuel J. Hammitt
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A description of life in an 1890s steel-town, focusing on the child's point of view. Includes a number of illustrations. Also includes a moderately detailed description of the work done steel mills... More > at the time.< Less
Life in Apollo: Pennsylvania in the 1890s By Samuel J. Hammitt
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A description of life in an 1890s steel-town, focusing on the child's point of view. Includes a number of illustrations. Also includes a moderately detailed description of the work done steel mills... More > at the time.< Less
Better than the Best By Anthony Gallo
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Better than the Best is about the role Scottish Presbyterians played in the rise and growth of the Industrial Age in the United States . Pittsburgh steel executives build the world’s... More > largest steel plant and a worker’s paradise to house workers in Pennsylvania. Workers are essentially required to purchase lots in the new town at inflated prices. The town grows with the rise of the steel industry, and nearly five thousand workers, mostly immigrant, are employed. But the town must adjust to automation and the collapse of the steel industry in the twentieth century< Less
Better than the Best By Anthony Gallo
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Better than the Best is about the role Scottish Presbyterians played in the rise and growth of the Industrial Age in the United States . Pittsburgh steel executives build the world’s... More > largest steel plant and a worker’s paradise to house workers in Pennsylvania. Workers are essentially required to purchase lots in the new town at inflated prices. The town grows with the rise of the steel industry, and nearly five thousand workers, mostly immigrant, are employed. But the town must adjust to automation and the collapse of the steel industry in the twentieth century< Less
Vandergrift! By Anthony Gallo
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In the early 1890’s, steel tycoon George McMurtry, tries to produce a unique marriage between architecture and industrialism to build a workingman's paradise in southwestern Pennsylvania. But... More > his goal is also to destroy strikers and keep compliant workers happy. He hires Frederick Law Olmstead, the Nation's preeminent architect, to design the town of Vandergrift, named after his partner. Ida Tarbell, who will someday expose J. D. Rockefeller, is intrigued by the idea and visits the town. She and McMurtry clash over his flawed idealism and her subconscious biases. She revisits the town four times over the next half a century, each time reexamining her own and McMurtry’s ideals as the Nation goes through wars, depressions, the New Deal, the Union movement, and the final collapse of the steel industry. McMurtry’s dream and Olmstead’s design live on despite the collapse of both the steel industry. But what happens to the town?< Less
Vandergrift! By Anthony Gallo
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In the early 1890’s, steel tycoon George McMurtry, tries to produce a unique marriage between architecture and industrialism to build a workingman's paradise in southwestern Pennsylvania. But... More > his goal is also to destroy strikers and keep compliant workers happy. He hires Frederick Law Olmstead, the Nation's preeminent architect, to design the town of Vandergrift, named after his partner. Ida Tarbell, who will someday expose J. D. Rockefeller, is intrigued by the idea and visits the town. She and McMurtry clash over his flawed idealism and her subconscious biases. She revisits the town four times over the next half a century, each time reexamining her own and McMurtry’s ideals as the Nation goes through wars, depressions, the New Deal, the Union movement, and the final collapse of the steel industry. McMurtry’s dream and Olmstead’s design live on despite the collapse of both the steel industry. But what happens to the town?< Less