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During the nineteenth century, Scranton served as the face of a rising America and a hub of technology and innovation-between 1840 and 1902, the city of Scranton changed from a lazy backwoods community to a modern industrial society with 100,000 residents. During this time, Scranton's citizens desperately tried to adapt their thinking to keep up with the rapid changes around them, and in the process forged the world views that would define the twentieth century.
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Patrick Brown was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania. He graduated Magna cum Laude from Georgetown University, where he won the Morris Medal for best senior history honors thesis. He currently teaches high school social studies in the Mississippi Delta through Teach for America.Review:
My hometown of Scranton, Pennsylvania was a cauldron of change and conflict during the period from 1840 to 1900. Patrick Brown's excellent book sheds new light on Scranton's transformation from wilderness to industrial center and the development of our country's earliest labor movements. Perhaps more importantly, it introduces us to the people who drove this process and helps us understand how they thought about their changing world and about themselves. --Robert P. Casey, Jr., United States Senator for Pennsylvania
As a history buff this is a tremendous read, but as President of the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO this is an important addition to the literature of the labor industry. If a union leader wants to understand the development of America and our labor movement, this should be required reading. In the microcosm that is Scranton, Pennsylvania, you have the development of America from agricultural village to industrial powerhouse and the turmoil it engendered from the immigrant experience to the growing disparities in income between workers and owners. If you want to see where we've been to understand where we're going, this is a must read. --Rick Bloomingdale, President, Pennsylvania AFL-CIO
Patrick Brown has written a fascinating account of Scranton's emergence as an industrial city in an industrializing nation. This compelling story helps us understand not only the rich history of the city and region, but the processes that transformed America in these crucial years. I highly recommend it. --Joseph A. McCartin, Ph.D., Georgetown University
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