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Author Metzgar, Jack.

Title Striking steel : solidarity remembered / Jack Metzgar.

Published Philadelphia, Pa. : Temple University Press, 2000.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (viii, 264 pages) : illustrations.
Series Critical perspectives on the past
Critical perspectives on the past.
Books at JSTOR Evidence Based Acquisitions
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-253) and index.
Contents Introduction; Part One: The 1959 Steel Strike; Prologue; 1. Getting to 1959; 2. No Backward Steps: The Biggest Strike in U.S. History; Part Two: Cause and Consequence; Prologue; 3. 2-B or Not 2-B: A Battle for "Rigid Union Work Rules"; 4. When the Wolf Finally Came: Union Powerand the Demise of Steel; Photographs follow page; Prologue; Part Three: Remembering or Not; 5. Steel Family Memories and the Culture of Unionism; 6. The Contest for Official Memory; Appendix A: Histories of Postwar America; Appendix B: Interviews; Notes; Acknowledgments; Index.
Summary Having come of age during a period of vibrant union-centered activism, Jack Metzgar begins this book wondering how his father, a U.S & Steel shop steward in the 1950s and '60s, and so many contemporary historians could forget what this country owes to the union movement. Combining personal memoir and historical narrative, Striking Steel argues for reassessment of unionism in American life during the second half of the twentieth century and a recasting of "official memory." As he traces the history of union steelworkers after World War II, Metzgar draws on his father's powerful stories.
Other author JSTOR issuing body.
Subject Metzgar, Jack.
Iron and steel workers -- Pennsylvania -- Johnstown -- Biography.
Strikes and lockouts -- Steel industry -- Pennsylvania -- Johnstown -- History -- Sources.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9781439905326 (electronic bk.)
1439905320 (electronic bk.)
1566397383 (alk. paper)
1566397391 (pbk. ; alk. paper)