ROAD TO RUST: The Disintegration of the Steel Industry in Western Pennsylvania and Eastern Ohio by Dale Richard Perelman

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Saturday, June 16, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

As the twentieth century dawned on western Pennsylvania and eastern Ohio, the region's steel industry faced a struggle for unionism. Unionists like Philip Murray, John L. Lewis, Samuel Gompers and Gus Hall battled for fair wages, hours and working conditions. Strong managers like Judge Elbert Gary and Tom Girdler opposed their every move. Tensions from issues of immigration, class, skill and race erupted throughout the industry. The tribulations led to widespread steel strikes directed by the Amalgamated Association of Iron and Steel Workers and the Steel Workers Organizing Committee. Author Dale Richard Perelman charts the struggle and decline of the nation's most prominent regional steel industry.

Dale Richard Perelman has written several books, including Mountain of Light: The Story of the Koh-I-Noor Diamond, The Regent: The Story of the Regent Diamond, Centenarians: One Hundred 100-Year-Olds Who Made a Difference and Steel: The Story of Pittsburgh's Iron and Steel Industry, 1852-1902. Mr. Perelman holds a bachelor of arts degree in English literature from Brown University, an MBA in industrial relations from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a graduate gemologist designation from the Gemological Institute of America.

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ISBN: 9781467138543
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Published: History Press - March 26th, 2018

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