Beyond Rust

Beyond Rust is among the first books of its kind to continue past the collapse of American manufacturing in the 1980s by exploring the diverse ways residents of an iconic industrial region sought places for themselves within a new economic order.

Beyond Rust
Metropolitan Pittsburgh and the Fate of Industrial America

Allen Dieterich-Ward

2015 | 360 pages | Cloth $39.95 | Paper $27.50
American History | Public Policy
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Table of Contents

Prologue
Introduction. The City and Its Region

PART I. THE STEEL VALLEY
Chapter 1. Building the Region
Chapter 2. Mines and Mills
Chapter 3. The Pittsburgh Story

PART II. A REGION OF CONTRASTS
Chapter 4. Live on the Hills and Work in the City
Chapter 5. We're Appalachia, But We Don't Need to Be
Chapter 6. The New Metropolis of the Plateau
Chapter 7. No Development Beyond This Point

PART III. POSTINDUSTRIAL PITTSBURGH
Chapter 8. Rust Belt and Roboburgh
Chapter 9. Burbs of the 'Burgh
Chapter 10. Rivers of Steel

Epilogue

Sources
Notes
Index
Acknowledgments