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Industrial Archeology
Summer 1994, vol. 7 (2)

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*  Feature articles

(photo) Mill worker filling a shuttle, ca. 1917.

"Standing in the cold, numbing rain, I was surrounded by a sea of brick rubble [and] rusting car bodies . . . The site was both foreboding as a focus of study and contaminated with cadmium."

"High Caliber Discovery," Joel W. Grossman

*  Written in Rock and Rust by David Andrews

For only the second time in the 25-year life of the Historic American Engineering Record, an archeologist joins a field project--with surprising results.

*  Living on the Boott by Stephen Mrozowski, Grace Ziesing, and Mary Beaudry

For those who labored in the mills and made the short walk home to the company boardinghouses of Lowell, Massachusetts, "the Boott" was both workplace and living quarters. Skilled and unskilled alike toiled 12 hours a day, six days a week, seldom straying beyond the confines of the town. Today, beneath the streets, parking lots, and backyards of the modern city, their story awaits.

*  Engine of Injustice: African American Labor and Technological Change at the

Sloss Furnaces by Alex Lichtenstein
While the icons of the civil rights struggle justly dominate Birmingham, Alabama's historical consciousness, the city Martin Luther King, Jr., called "the most segregated in America" was also known as the "Pittsburgh of the South." Inside the labyrinth of the city's historic Sloss Furnaces is a little-known truth about its African American workforce.

*  High-Caliber Discovery by Joel W. Grossman

A Superfund cleanup yields an unexpected Civil War find, suggesting an espionage network that stretched from the Black Sea to the White House.

 

 

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