History Faculty Publications

Title

Review: 'Sloss Furnaces and the Rise of the Birmingham District: An Industrial Epic'

Document Type

Book Review

Publication Date

6-1996

Publication Source

American Historical Review

Abstract

Ask a displaced Alabamian (as I did) about their memories of Birmingham, and chances are the first words uttered go something like "dirty, sooty, and poor." During the second half of the twentieth century life rarely got better, as Birmingham was left behind while neighboring Atlanta's reputation, and population, waxed greatly. In short, Birmingham in our time emerged with a rust-belt image, despite its being geographically situated well within the sunbelt, and with its sense of place being negatively attenuated further by the accumulation. of generations of racial injustice. How did Birmingham get that way?

Inclusive pages

926-927

ISBN/ISSN

0002-8762

Comments

Permission documentation is on file.

Book's citation information: Lewis, W. David. Sloss Furnaces and the Rise of the Birmingham District: An Industrial Epic. Tuscaloosa AL: University of Alabama Press, 1994.

Publisher

Oxford University Press

Volume

101

Issue

3

Peer Reviewed

yes