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Author is : Philipp Meyer
Publisher is : Simon and Schuster
release : 2009-04-06
genre : Fiction
isbn_10 : 1847377203
isbn_13 : 9781847377203

Description : Set in a beautiful but dying Pennsylvania steel town, American Rustis a novel of the lost American dream and the desperation that arises from its loss.It is the story of two young men bound to the town by family, responsibility, inertia and the beauty around them who dream of a future beyond the factories, abandoned homes, and the polluted river. Isaac is the smartest kid in town, left behind to care for his sick father after his mothercommitssuicide and his sisterLee moves away. Now Isaac wants out too. Not even his best friend, Billy Poe, can stand in his way: broad-shouldered Billy, always ready for a fight, still living in his mother's trailer. Then, on the very day of Isaac's leaving, something happens that changes the friends' fates and tests the loyalties of their friendship and those of their lovers, families, and the town itself. Evoking John Steinbeck's novels of restless lives during the Great Depression, American Rustis an extraordinarilymoving novel about the bleak realities that battle our desire for transcendance, and the power of love and friendship to redeem us.

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Author is : Philipp Meyer
Publisher is : Allen & Unwin
release : 2010
genre : Fayette County (Pa.)
isbn_10 : 1742691021
isbn_13 : 9781742691022

Description : A heart-wrenching, unputdownable tale of redemption and survival in small-town America in the tradition of Richard Ford, Pete Dexter and Cormac McCarthy.

American Rust : A Novel

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Author is : Philipp Meyer
Publisher is : Spiegel & Grau
release : 2009-02-24
genre : Fiction
isbn_10 : 9780385529686
isbn_13 : 0385529686

Description : The debut novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Son BONUS: This edition contains a reader's guide. Set in a beautiful but economically devastated Pennsylvania steel town, American Rust is a novel of the lost American dream and the desperation—as well as the acts of friendship, loyalty, and love—that arise from its loss. From local bars to trainyards to prison, it is the story of two young men, bound to the town by family, responsibility, inertia, and the beauty around them, who dream of a future beyond the factories and abandoned homes. Left alone to care for his aging father after his mother commits suicide and his sister escapes to Yale, Isaac English longs for a life beyond his hometown. But when he finally sets out to leave for good, accompanied by his temperamental best friend, former high school football star Billy Poe, they are caught up in a terrible act of violence that changes their lives forever. Evoking John Steinbeck’s novels of restless lives during the Great Depression, American Rust takes us into the contemporary American heartland at a moment of profound unrest and uncertainty about the future. It is a dark but lucid vision, a moving novel about the bleak realities that battle our desire for transcendence and the power of love and friendship to redeem us. Newsweek's list of "Best. Books. Ever" A Washington Post Top Ten Book of 2009 A New York Times Notable Book of 2009 An Economist Best Book of 2009 A Kansas City Star Top 100 book of 2009 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Best Books of 2009 Idaho Statesman's Best Books of 2009

The American rust standard guide : a guide for grading hot rolled steel by surface condition

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Author is : American Institute for Steel Classification
Publisher is : no defined
release : 1968
genre : Technology & Engineering
isbn_10 :
isbn_13 : UCSD:31822011461787

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An Archaeology of Unchecked Capitalism : From the American Rust Belt to the Developing World

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Author is : Paul Shackel
Publisher is : Berghahn Books
release : 2019-12-01
genre : Social Science
isbn_10 : 1789205484
isbn_13 : 9781789205480

Description : The racialization of immigrant labor and the labor strife in the coal and textile communities in northeastern Pennsylvania appears to be an isolated incident in history. Rather this history can serve as a touchstone, connecting the history of the exploited laborers to today’s labor in the global economy. By drawing parallels between the past and present – for example, the coal mines of the nineteenth-century northeastern Pennsylvania and the sweatshops of the twenty-first century in Bangladesh – we can have difficult conversations about the past and advance our commitment to address social justice issues.

The American Rust Standard Guide : A Guide for Grading Hot Rolled Steel by Surface Condition

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Author is : American Institute for Steel Classification
Publisher is : no defined
release : 1968
genre : Corrosion and anti-corrosives
isbn_10 :
isbn_13 : OCLC:34575062

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Rust : The Longest War

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Author is : Jonathan Waldman
Publisher is : Simon and Schuster
release : 2015-03-10
genre : Science
isbn_10 : 1451691599
isbn_13 : 9781451691597

Description : An environmental journalist traces the historical war against rust, revealing how rust-related damage costs more than all other natural disasters combined and how it is combated by industrial workers, the government, universities and everyday people.

Remaking the Rust Belt : The Postindustrial Transformation of North America

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Author is : Tracy Neumann
Publisher is : University of Pennsylvania Press
release : 2016-05-26
genre : History
isbn_10 : 0812292898
isbn_13 : 9780812292893

Description : Cities in the North Atlantic coal and steel belt embodied industrial power in the early twentieth century, but by the 1970s, their economic and political might had been significantly diminished by newly industrializing regions in the Global South. This was not simply a North American phenomenon—the precipitous decline of mature steel centers like Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Hamilton, Ontario, was a bellwether for similar cities around the world. Contemporary narratives of the decline of basic industry on both sides of the Atlantic make the postindustrial transformation of old manufacturing centers seem inevitable, the product of natural business cycles and neutral market forces. In Remaking the Rust Belt, Tracy Neumann tells a different story, one in which local political and business elites, drawing on a limited set of internationally circulating redevelopment models, pursued postindustrial urban visions. They hired the same consulting firms; shared ideas about urban revitalization on study tours, at conferences, and in the pages of professional journals; and began to plan cities oriented around services rather than manufacturing—all well in advance of the economic malaise of the 1970s. While postindustrialism remade cities, it came with high costs. In following this strategy, public officials sacrificed the well-being of large portions of their populations. Remaking the Rust Belt recounts how local leaders throughout the Rust Belt created the jobs, services, leisure activities, and cultural institutions that they believed would attract younger, educated, middle-class professionals. In the process, they abandoned social democratic goals and widened and deepened economic inequality among urban residents.

Beyond Rust : Metropolitan Pittsburgh and the Fate of Industrial America

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Author is : Allen Dieterich-Ward
Publisher is : University of Pennsylvania Press
release : 2015-11-13
genre : History
isbn_10 : 0812247671
isbn_13 : 9780812247671

Description : Beyond Rust chronicles the rise, fall, and rebirth of metropolitan Pittsburgh, an industrial region that once formed the heart of the world's steel production and is now touted as a model for reviving other hard-hit cities of the Rust Belt. Writing in clear and engaging prose, historian and area native Allen Dieterich-Ward provides a new model for a truly metropolitan history that integrates the urban core with its regional hinterland of satellite cities, white-collar suburbs, mill towns, and rural mining areas. Pittsburgh reached its industrial heyday between 1880 and 1920, as vertically integrated industrial corporations forged a regional community in the mountainous Upper Ohio River Valley. Over subsequent decades, metropolitan population growth slowed as mining and manufacturing employment declined. Faced with economic and environmental disaster in the 1930s, Pittsburgh's business elite and political leaders developed an ambitious program of pollution control and infrastructure development. The public-private partnership behind the "Pittsburgh Renaissance," as advocates called it, pursued nothing less than the selective erasure of the existing social and physical environment in favor of a modernist, functionally divided landscape: a goal that was widely copied by other aging cities and one that has important ramifications for the broader national story. Ultimately, the Renaissance vision of downtown skyscrapers, sleek suburban research campuses, and bucolic regional parks resulted in an uneven transformation that tore the urban fabric while leaving deindustrializing river valleys and impoverished coal towns isolated from areas of postwar growth. Beyond Rust is among the first books of its kind to continue past the collapse of American manufacturing in the 1980s by exploring the diverse ways residents of an iconic industrial region sought places for themselves within a new economic order.

Maize and Grace : Africa's Encounter with a New World Crop, 1500-2000

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Author is : James MCCANN
Publisher is : Harvard University Press
release : 2009-06-30
genre : History
isbn_10 : 0674040740
isbn_13 : 9780674040748

Description : Sometime around 1500 A.D., an African farmer planted a maize seed imported from the New World. That act set in motion the remarkable saga of one of the world's most influential crops--one that would transform the future of Africa and of the Atlantic world. The recent spread of maize has been alarmingly fast, with implications largely overlooked by the media and policymakers. McCann's compelling history offers insight into the profound influence of a single crop on African culture, health, technological innovation, and the future of the world's food supply.

Manufacturing Decline : How Racism and the Conservative Movement Crush the American Rust Belt

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Author is : Jason Hackworth
Publisher is : no defined
release : 2019-10
genre : History
isbn_10 : 9780231193726
isbn_13 : 0231193726

Description : Manufacturing Decline argues that antigovernment conservatives capitalized on--and perpetuated--Rust Belt cities' misfortunes by stoking racial resentment. Jason Hackworth traces how the conservative movement has used the imagery and ideas of urban decline since the 1970s to advance their cause.

Reorganizing the Rust Belt : An Inside Study of the American Labor Movement

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Author is : Steve Lopez
Publisher is : Univ of California Press
release : 2004-04-05
genre : Political Science
isbn_10 : 9780520929388
isbn_13 : 0520929381

Description : This gripping insider's look at the contemporary American trade union movement shows that reports of organized labor's death are premature. In this eloquent and erudite narrative, Steven Henry Lopez demonstrates how, despite a hostile legal environment and the punitive anti-unionism of U.S. employers, a few unions have organized hundreds of thousands of low-wage service workers in the past few years. The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) has been at the forefront of this effort, in the process pioneering innovative strategies of grassroots mobilization and protest. In a powerful ethnography that captures the voices of those involved in SEIU nursing-home organizing in western Pennsylvania, Lopez illustrates how post-industrial, low-wage workers are providing the backbone for a reinvigorated labor movement across the country. Reorganizing the Rust Belt argues that the key to the success of social movement unionism lies in its ability to confront a series of dilemmas rooted in the history of American labor relations. Lopez shows how the union's ability to devise creative solutions—rather than the adoption of specific tactics—makes the difference between success and failure.

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