Download e-book for kindle: Industrial Sunset: The Making of North America's Rust Belt, by Steven High

By Steven High

Plant shutdowns in Canada and the USA from 1969 to 1984 resulted in an ongoing and ravaging business decline of the nice Lakes zone. Industrial Sunset deals a comparative local research of the commercial and cultural devastation as a result of the shutdowns, and offers an insightful exam of ways mill and manufacturing facility employees on each side of the border made experience in their personal displacement. The historical past of deindustrialization rendered in cultural phrases unearths the significance of neighborhood and nationwide identifications in how North americans spoke back to the problem.

Based at the plant shutdown tales instructed through over a hundred thirty commercial staff, and drawing on broad archival and released resources, and songs and poetry from the period of time lined, Steve excessive explores the imperative matters within the heritage and modern politics of plant closings. In so doing, this examine poses new questions about workforce id and unity within the face of frequently dramatic commercial transformation.

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