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Rusted dreams : hard times in a steel community

Author: David Bensman; Roberta Lynch
Publisher: New York : McGraw-Hill, ©1987.
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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  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bensman, David, 1949-
Rusted dreams.
New York : McGraw-Hill, ©1987
(OCoLC)568049614
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Bensman; Roberta Lynch
ISBN: 0070047812 9780070047815
OCLC Number: 14187572
Description: iv, 250 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Shutdown at Wisconsin Steel.-South Works and the decline of the American steel industry.-Dark days.-Local 65's painful dilemma.-The limits of clout.-Down but not out.-Saving steel.
Responsibility: David Bensman and Roberta Lynch.

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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.

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