Homestead (Paperback)

The Households of a Mill Town

By Margaret Byington

University of Pittsburgh Press, 9780822982500, 368pp.

Publication Date: June 30, 1974

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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.

Praise For Homestead: The Households of a Mill Town

“This book . . . was a classic in its own day, and the passage of time has not decreased its varied utility. Researchers can use it as a primary source. Teachers can find in it material for presentation in the classroom. Undergraduate students can recognize and comprehend its insights into thise phase of the nation's past.”
--Pennsylvania History