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Industrial Sunset: The Making of North America's Rust Belt, 1969-1984
 

Industrial Sunset: The Making of North America's Rust Belt, 1969-1984 (Trade Paperback / Paperback, illustrated edition)

By High, Steven

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Plant shutdowns in Canada and the United States from 1969 to 1984 led to an ongoing and ravaging industrial decline of the Great Lakes region. This text offers a comparative regional analysis of the economic and cultural devastation caused by shutdowns, and provides an examinatio...n of how mill and factory workers on both sides of the border made sense of their own displacement. The history of deindustrialization rendered in cultural terms reveals the importance of community and national identifications in how North Americans responded to the problem. Based on the plant shutdown stories told by over 130 industrial workers, and drawing on extensive archival and published sources, and songs and poetry from the time period covered, Steven High explores the central issues in the history and contemporary politics of plant closings. In so doing, this study poses questions about group identification and solidarity in the face of often dramatic industrial transformation.
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ISBN 9780802085283
Released NZ 22 May 2003
Publisher Inbooks
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, illustrated edition
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Series Heritage
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ISBN-13 9780802085283
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced on backorder; allow 4-8 weeks
Publisher Inbooks
Imprint University of Toronto Press
Released 22 May 2003
Publication Country Canada Canada
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, illustrated edition
Edition illustrated edition
Author(s) By High, Steven
Series Heritage
Category Non-Fiction (Child / Teen)
Award Winning
World History: Postwar, From C 1945 -
American History
American history: from c 1900 -
Social & Cultural History
Economic History
Industry & Industrial Studies
Number of Pages 318
Dimensions Width: 151mm
Height: 228mm
Spine: 22mm
Dewey Code 305.9062309713
Weight 484g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Blue collar workers, Great Lakes Region, Plant shutdowns, Social aspects
NBS Text Military History
ONIX Text College/higher education;Professional and scholarly

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