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Taconite dreams : the struggle to sustain mining on Minnesota's iron range, 1915-2000

Author: Jeffrey T Manuel
Publisher: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, [2015]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Iron Range earned its name honestly: it was once among the world's richest iron ore mining districts. The Iron Range propelled the U.S. steel industry in the late nineteenth century, and iron mining sustained generations in the region with work and a strong economy. But long before most other parts of the country faced the realities of industrial decline, Minnesota's Iron Range was already striving to maintain  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Manuel, Jeffrey T., 1978-
Taconite dreams
(DLC) 2015019107
(OCoLC)907650869
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey T Manuel
ISBN: 9781452945446 1452945446 9781452952482 1452952485
OCLC Number: 928894434
Description: 1 online resource (xxix, 279 pages)
Contents: Cover; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction: An Industrial Mining Region in a Postindustrial Age; 1. A Technological Fix?: Edward W. Davis and the Creation of Taconite; 2. Creating a Tax-Cut Consensus on the Iron Range: The 1964 Taconite Amendment; 3. Taconite Bites Back: The Reserve Mining Pollution Trial and the Environmental Challenge to Industry; 4. Economic Development Policy, Regional and Local: The Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board; 5. The Turn to Heritage: Conflicts over Mining's Memory; Conclusion: Lessons for a Future Iron Range; Notes; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H. Ij; k; l; m; n; o; p; q; r; s; t; u; v; w; y; z.
Responsibility: Jeffrey T. Manuel.

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"The Iron Range earned its name honestly: it was once among the world's richest iron ore mining districts. The Iron Range propelled the U.S. steel industry in the late nineteenth century, and iron mining sustained generations in the region with work and a strong economy. But long before most other parts of the country faced the realities of industrial decline, Minnesota's Iron Range was already striving to maintain its core industry. In Taconite Dreams: The Struggle to Sustain Mining on Minnesota's Iron Range, 1915-2000, Jeffrey T. Manuel examines how the region fought the dislocation that came with economic changes, technological advances, and global shifts in industrial production. On the Iron Range, efforts included the development of taconite mining as a technological fix for the drop in hematite mining. Manuel describes the Iron Range's modern history and how the downturn was opposed by individuals, civic groups, and commercial interests. The first book dedicated to thoroughly exploring this era on the Iron Range, Taconite Dreams demonstrates how the area fit into a larger story of regions wrestling with deindustrialization in the twentieth century. The 1964 taconite amendment to Minnesota's constitution, the bruising federal pollution lawsuit that closed a taconite plant, and the Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board's economic development policy are all discussed. Ultimately, the resistance against economic decline is also a battle over mining's memory and legacy, one that continues today. Manuel's history sheds much-needed light on this important yet widely overlooked mining region as well as the impact of the past century's struggles on the people who call it home."--

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"Taconite Dreams is an important contribution to the national and international history of industrial decline. By taking us to the Mesabi Iron Range in Minnesota, Jeffrey T. Manuel connects the Read more...

 
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