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Working In Steel

Author : Craig Heron
ISBN : 0771040865
Genre : History
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Here is the story of how mass production came to Canada and what it meant for Canadian workers. Craig Heron's Working in Steel takes the reader inside the huge new steel plants that were built in Sydney, New Glasgow/Trenton, Hamilton, and Sault Ste. Marie at the turn of the century. Amid massive fire-breathing machines, we meet the steelworkers, many of them migrants from southern and eastern European villages or Newfoundland outports, who braved the smoke, noise, and heat in gruelling twelve-hour days, seven days a week. And we watch the inevitable conflicts that developed when these workers began to make demands on their bosses. Professor Heron presents a stimulating new analysis of the Canadian working class in the early twentieth century, emphasizing the importance of changes in the work world for the larger patterns of working-class life. He examines the impact of new technology in Canada's Second Industrial Revolution, but challenges the popular notion that mass-production workers lost all skill, power, and pride in the work process. He shifts the explanation of managerial control in these plants from machines to the blunt authoritarianism and shrewd paternalism of corporate management. His discussion of Canada's first steelworkers sheds new light on the uneven, unpredictable, and conflict-ridden process of technological change in industrial capitalist society.
Category: History

The Steel Workers

Author : John Fitch
ISBN : 9780822973843
Genre : Business & Economics
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This classic account of the worker in the steel industry during the early years of the twentieth century combines the social investigator’s mastery of facts with the vivid personal touch of the journalist. From its pages emerges a finely etched picture of how men lived and worked in steel. In 1907-1908, when John Fitch spent more than a year in Pittsburgh interviewing workers, steel was the master industry of the region. It employed almost 80,000 workers and virtually controlled social and civic life. Fitch observed steel workers on the job, and he describes succinctly the prevailing technology of iron and steelmaking: the blast furnace crews, the puddlers and rollers; the crucible, Bessemer, and open hearth processes. He examined the health problems and accidents which resulted from the pressure of long hours, hazardous machinery, and speed-ups in production. He also anaylzed the early experiments in welfare capitolism, such as accident prevention and compensation, and pensions. One of the six volumes in the famous Pittsburgh Survey (1909-1914), The Steel Workers remains a readable and timeless account of labor conditions in the early years of the steel industry. An introduction by the noted historian Roy Lubove places the book in political and historical context and makes it especially suitable for classroom use.
Category: Business & Economics

Steel Working And Tool Dressing

Author : W.S. Casterlin
ISBN : 9785870936451
Genre : History
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Steel working and tool dressing. A manual of practical information for blacksmiths and all other workers in steel and iron.
Category: History


Author : Paul N. Hasluck
ISBN : 9781616081850
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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Originally published: Philadelphia: D. McKay, 1907.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies


Author : Tony Fry
ISBN : 9780857854810
Genre : Architecture
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Steel has, over centuries, played a crucial role in shaping our material, and in particular, urban landscapes. This books undertakes a cultural and ecological history of the material, examining the relationship between steel and design at a micro and macro level – in terms of both what it has been used to design and how it has functioned as a 'world-making force'. The research for the book is informed by diverse sources including industry journals, contemporary accounts and technical literature – all framed by rich, early accounts of iron and steel making from the middle ages to the opening of the industrial age, and most notably, the crucial works of Vannoccio Biringuccio, Georgius Agricola, Andrew Ure and Harry Scrivenor. In contrast, trans-cultural accounts of the history of metallurgy from eminent sinologists and cultural historians like Joseph Needham and G.E.R. Lloyd are used. Readings on the pre-history and history of science, as well as histories and philosophies technology from scholars such as Siegfried Giedion, Merritt Roe Smith, L.T.C Rolt, Robert B. Gordon inform the analysis. Social and economic history from historians such as Eric Hobsbawn, William T. Hogan and David Brody are consulted; labour process theory is also examined, particularly the influential writings of F.W. Taylor in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and his contemporary critics, like David Nobel and Harry Braverman. Many other disciples also inform the account: histories of urban design and architecture, transport and military history, environmental history and geography.
Category: Architecture

Steel Closets

Author : Anne Balay
ISBN : 9781469614014
Genre : Social Science
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Even as substantial legal and social victories are being celebrated within the gay rights movement, much of working-class America still exists outside the current narratives of gay liberation. In Steel Closets, Anne Balay draws on oral history interviews with forty gay, lesbian, and transgender steelworkers, mostly living in northwestern Indiana, to give voice to this previously silent and invisible population. She presents powerful stories of the intersections of work, class, gender, and sexual identity in the dangerous industrial setting of the steel mill. The voices and stories captured by Balay--by turns alarming, heroic, funny, and devastating--challenge contemporary understandings of what it means to be queer and shed light on the incredible homophobia and violence faced by many: nearly all of Balay's narrators remain closeted at work, and many have experienced harassment, violence, or rape. Through the powerful voices of queer steelworkers themselves, Steel Closets provides rich insight into an understudied part of the LGBT population, contributing to a growing body of scholarship that aims to reveal and analyze a broader range of gay life in America.
Category: Social Science

Safety And Health In The Iron And Steel Industry

Author : International Labour Office
ISBN : 9221175359
Genre : Science
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Provides government, employers and workers with globally applicable guidelines, based on international labour instruments and established industry best practice, for addressing specific occupational hazards in the iron and steel industry.
Category: Science

Western New York Steel

Author : Spencer D. Morgan
ISBN : 9781439644577
Genre : Photography
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Over the past 200 years, Western New York has been witness to the socioeconomic rise and decline of a mighty steel industry. Like other rust belt cities, Buffalo, New York, was once an incredible financial and manufacturing superpower on the Great Lakes. The steel industry of Western New York was a leader of the Gilded Age and the embodiment of the postwar American dream. It employed almost a third of the regional population—many of whom still live in the area. As time progressed, failure to develop and compete with foreign contenders ultimately led to the collapse of its steel industry. Former steel workers have fought to keep this regional history alive and have contributed to this book. The Steel Plant Museum of Western New York, along with members of the community, have graciously assisted in the selection of images used to describe this once-great and influential industry.
Category: Photography

Handbook Of Heat Treatment Of Steels

Author : K. H. Prabhudev
ISBN : 0074518313
Genre : Heat treatment
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A unique feature is the large number of data sheets provided giving the chemical composition, physical and mechanical properties and the general characteristics of steels and their corresponding international standard grades. Also, given are the heat treatment procedures and sequence of manufacturing operations. With its comprehensive coverage and wealth of practical data and guidelines, the book would be indispensable to heat treaters, planning engineers, material engineers, production engineers and students of metallurgy and production engineering.
Category: Heat treatment