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Rusted Dreams: Hard Times in a Steel Community Paperback – June 8, 1988


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 254 pages
  • Publisher: University of California Press (June 8, 1988)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0520063023
  • ISBN-13: 978-0520063020
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.7 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,836,348 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The larger consequences of the sharp decline of the American steel industry in the late 1970s and the 1980s are epitomized in the experience of a South Chicago neighborhood where two large steel mills shut down: mass unemployment and hardship; family tensions; deterioration of community institutions; decay of local businesses; and helplessness of business, political, and union leaders when confronted by the larger economic and political forces that had engulfed the industry. Bensman and Lynch believe that only a comprehensive strategy encompassing permanent import restrictions, industry modernization, and measures to widen the market for steel will save the industry and its workers. This is a perceptive and sympathetic account. Recommended for subject collections. Harry Frumerman, formerly with Economics Dept., Hunter Coll.,
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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By R Dwayne on April 13, 2014
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I personally remember Wisconsin steel and it's closing in 1980. The politicians and workers went back and forth with the banks to save the mill and just when you arrive at the precipice-well, read the book and find out how and who sold out.
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