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The Remaking of Pittsburgh
The Remaking of Pittsburgh (June 1984)
Class and Culture in an Industrializing City, 1877-1919
Francis G. Couvares - Author

What forces transformed a community in which industrial workers and other citizens exercised a real measure of power over their lives into a metropolis whose inhabitants were utterly dependent on Big Steel? How did a city that fervidly embraced the labor struggle of 1877 turn into the city which so fiercely repudiated the labor struggle of 1919?

The Remaking of Pittsburgh is the history of this transformation. The cu...(Read More)
True Sisterhood
True Sisterhood (June 1984)
Michigan Women and Their Kin, 1820-1920
Marilyn F. Motz - Author

"Home and family," for a woman of the nineteenth century, represented a sphere much broader than the term implies today. A woman's duties as sister and daughter continued, basically unchanged, even after she had assumed the roles of wife and mother. This created a female-centered kin network which went far beyond the fragile nuclear family, and which insured lifelong security in what men and women viewed as an essentially hostile world.

The...(Read More)
A Moral Response to Industrialism
A Moral Response to Industrialism (June 1983)
The Lectures of Reverend Cook in Lynn, Massachusetts
John T. Cumbler - Author

In the 1870s and 1880s, Joseph Cook was a fiery young congregational minister in the industrial town of Lynn, Massachusetts. His extraordinarily successful series of "music hall" lectures on factory reform and industrialism earned him renown as an articulate spokesman for the troubled middle class in the industrializing Northeast.

The lectures touch on such topics as child labor, social control, urbanization, the theater and the press--with ...(Read More)
Family and Divorce in California, 1850-1890
Family and Divorce in California, 1850-1890 (June 1983)
Victorian Illusions and Everyday Realities
Robert L. Griswold - Author

Few of the men and women who came to California after the discovery of gold had the opportunity or the inclination to record their thoughts about family life. Their family experience, like that of most nineteenth-century Americans, is obscured by time and an absence of sources.

Family and Divorce in California succeeds in reconstructing the private world of farmers, laborers, small-town merchants tradesmen, and housewives through an e...(Read More)
Mechanics and Manufacturers in the Early Industrial Revolution
Mechanics and Manufacturers in the Early Industrial Revolution (June 1981)
Lynn, Massachusetts 1780-1860
Paul G. Faler - Author

Lynn, Massachusetts, once the leading shoe manufacturing city of the United States, was in many ways a model of the industrial city that much of America was to become. This study of the early industrial revolution in Lynn focuses on the journeymen shoemakers—leading participants in the making of the institutions, ideas, and events that form central themes in the history of working people in America.