Steel Giants: Historic Images From The Calumet Regional Archives

Hardcover | June 8, 2009

byStephen G. Mcshane, Gary Wilk

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At the turn of the 20th century, an army of workers descended upon the northwest Indiana dunes to forge a world-class steel industry for America. As a result of the mills constructed by companies such as U.S. Steel and Inland Steel, grid-like cities on the shoreline of Lake Michigan grew into prosperous steel towns, drawing workers from all over the country and beyond. The Calumet region became one of the most heavily populated and ethnically diverse regions in the nation. The story of its phenomenal growth was captured by photographers from U.S. Steel in Gary and Inland Steel in East Chicago. Steel Giants presents a selection of these dramatic photographs, with detailed captions, showing the construction of the steel mills and steel towns, the early production of steel, and the people who lived and worked in the industry.

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At the turn of the 20th century, an army of workers descended upon the northwest Indiana dunes to forge a world-class steel industry for America. As a result of the mills constructed by companies such as U.S. Steel and Inland Steel, grid-like cities on the shoreline of Lake Michigan grew into prosperous steel towns, drawing workers fro...

Stephen G. McShane is the archivist/curator of the Calumet Regional Archives at Indiana University Northwest's library, and co-author of Moonlight in Duneland (IUP, 1998). He lives in Valparaiso, Indiana. Gary S. Wilk is Associate Professor of Fine Arts at Indiana University Northwest. He lives in Crown Point, Indiana.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 10.5 × 11 × 1.3 inPublished:June 8, 2009Publisher:Indiana University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0253352991

ISBN - 13:9780253352996

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Table of Contents

Contents
Foreword by Mark Reutter
Introduction
The Story of an Inland Galvanized Sheet
Chapter 1 - Building the Steel Mills
Chapter 2 - The Production of Steel
Chapter 3 - Steel Communities
Chapter 4 - Steel People

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"Steel Giants... is 304 pages of the real history of the region and a keepsake for anyone interested in local history." -nwitimes.com, 12/7/2009