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Roots of Steel: Boom and Bust in an American Mill Town

Roots of Steel: Boom and Bust in an American Mill Town is the story of the men and women who worked at the Sparrows Point steelworks in Baltimore, from its founding as a mill and company town in 1886 through two world wars, unionization, civil rights, and the ruinous effects of technology change and globalization. David Simon called it “a careful, coherent case study of the American dream abandoned…nothing less than a chronicle of a great society unmoored.” Order online at Amazon.com

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