Homestead

The Households of a Mill Town

A classic in American urban and social history. One of the earliest and certainly one of the most elaborate descriptions of urban social conditions, it provides a remarkably extensive view of life and work in the city of Pittsburgh in the early 20th century. . . . If you had a family who lived and worked here, you must read this volume - you will be living back then, with them and experience their everyday trials and tribulations to survive.
Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society Quarterly

Homestead, first published in 1910 as one volume in the classic Pittsburgh Survey, describes daily life in a community that was dominated economically and physically by the giant Homestead Works of the United States Steel Corporation. Homestead, just across the Monongahela River from Pittsburgh, developed as a completely separate city — a true mill town settled by newer immigrants and shaped in its attitudes by the infamous Homestead Strike of 1892.

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Margaret Byington

Margaret Byington

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