IA: Journal of the Society for Industrial Archeology
Recent developments at the time of this review (2001) call for the addition of one final chapter to Portraits in Steel: An Illustrated History of Jones & Laughlin Steel Corporation. Jones & Laughlin's (J&L's) successor firm, LTV Steel, is currently declaring bankruptcy. Consequently, numerous questions concerning the fate of its workers, the future of a once-vibrant industrial region, and the role of the federal government in industrial planning are subjects of intense private and public concern. This work, therefore, is most timely, as it places the controversial current event in historical context, and it does so in a most elegant way through inclusion of many photographs and illustrations.
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Heitmann, John Alfred, "Review: 'Portraits in Steel: An Illustrated History of Jones & Laughlin Corporation'" (2002). History Faculty Publications. 87.