Steel - The Story of Pittsburgh's Iron And steel Industry 1852 - 1902

History, Biographies & Memoirs

By Dale Perelman

Publisher : Create Space

Steel - The Story of Pittsburgh's Iron And steel Industry 1852 - 1902

ABOUT Dale Perelman

Dale Perelman
Dale Richard Perelman has written several books including Mountain of Light, The Regent, and Centenarians. Perelman holds a bachelors degree from Brown University in English and a MBA in Industrial Relations from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He is the retired pas More...



Steel portrays the growth of Pittsburgh's iron and steel industry in the last half of the 19th century. This fast-paced saga tells the tale of millionaire titans Andrew Carnegie, Henry Clay Frick,  Ben Franklin Jones, and Henry Phipps, - strong-willed men who might plot and scheme against each other - yet united against their underpaid and under-appreciated  immigrant workforce. The juxtaposition of the haves versus the have-nots exploded into bloody labor battles.

"Steel" paints 19th-century Pittsburgh, its steelworkers, and their colorful bosses with a lively paintbrush. It portrays the juxtaposition of slums with mansions, poor versus rich, smokey city streets and fiery mills against the lushness and refinement of the Duquesne Club. It tells a story of a city, an age, and an unique group of contradictory tyrant/philanthropists, men like Andrew Carnegie, Henry Clay Frick, and Ben Franklin Jones.

"A useful addition to the shelves of Averican Industrial history and a valuable guide to both primary and secondary sources, as well as a vivid depiction of the 19th century's most ambitious, contradictory tycoons. Thoroughly researched and revealing." Kirkus Indie Review