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|Description:||xv, 427 pages ; 22 cm|
|Contents:||The production of steel --
The wasted years: 1959-1974 --
Melting down: the end of "Big steel" in the United States, 1975-1989 --
Pleas for protection: the politics of trade --
The rise of the minimill --
White knights or vultures? Foreign investment in the U.S. steel industry --
In the fiery furnace: the "born again" mills --
A whole new ball game: the flat rolled minimills --
Sadder but wiser: the integrated mills in the 1990s --
Steel, the global economy, and the twenty-first century.
|Responsibility:||Christopher G.L. Hall.|
Death of the traditional steel industry devastated cities such as Pittsburgh, Cleveland, and Youngstown. Hall then examines how pioneering entrepreneurs and engineers rebuilt the industry by recycling large supplies of scrap steel, giving way to a minimill industry that ultimately saved what was left of the old Big Steel mills.