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As the American economy seeks to restructure itself, Roots of Steel is a powerful, candid, and eye-opening reminder of the people who have been left behind.

 

When Deborah Rudacille was a child in the working-class town of Dundalk, Maryland, a worker at the local Sparrows Point steel mill made more than enough to comfortably support a family. But the decline of American manufacturing in the decades since has put tens of thousands out of work and left the people of Dundalk pondering the broken promise of the American dream. In Roots of Steel, Rudacille combines personal narrative, interviews with workers, and extensive research to capture the character and history of this once-prosperous community.

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Deborah Rudacille is a science writer and the author of The Riddle of Gender: Science, Activism, and Transgender Rights and The Scalpel and the Butterfly: The War Between Animal Research and Animal Protection. She lives in Baltimore, Maryland.

 

Visit the author’s website at: www.deborahrudacille.com.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400095896
Author:
Rudacille, Deborah
Publisher:
Anchor Books
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
United States - State & Local - Middle Atlantic
Subject:
Corporate & Business History - General
Subject:
US History - 20th Century
Subject:
Business-History and Biography
Subject:
World History-General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Publication Date:
20110831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
7.96 x 5.15 x 0.65 in 0.5 lb

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History and Social Science » Americana » Northeast
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History and Social Science » US History » 20th Century » General
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