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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 newerHomestead, 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 immigrants and shaped in its attitudes by the infamous Homestead Strike of 1892....

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ISBN : 9780822982500
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 368 Pages
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Homestead: The Households of a Mill Town Reviews

  • Czarny Pies
    2019-02-14 18:09

    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 classic North and South about a strike at a Manchester textile mill. It is because of the quality of her descriptive writing that this book is still used in US history courses. Byington is systematic in her research but she avoids try to force her data into any conventional sociological model which means that her book is somewhat ineffective in promoting debate in the class room.A major part of studying history still involves determining what the facts were. To this extent, Homestead is as valuable to the reader in 2014 as it was in 1910.