Gary, the Most American of All American Cities

Gary, the Most American of All American Cities

eBook - 2011
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U.S. Steel created Gary, Indiana. The new steel plant and town built on the site in 1906 were at once a triumph of industrial capitalism and a bold experiment in urban planning. Gary became the canvas onto which the American public projected its hopes and fears about modern, industrial society. In its prime, Gary was known as "the magic city," "steel's greatest achievement," and "an industrial utopia"; later it would be called "the very model of urban decay." S. Paul O'Hara traces this stark reversal of fortune and reveals America's changing expectations. He delivers a riveting account of the boom or bust mentality of American industrialism from the turn of the 20th century to the present day.

Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, c2011
ISBN: 9780253004994
0253004993
9780253355980
0253355982
9780253222886
0253222885
Characteristics: 1 online resource (x, 195 p.)

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May 27, 2017

Well written. Fascinating history of Gary, IN and U.S. Steel

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