Charles Rumford Walker's "Steel: The Diary of a Furnace Worker"

Charles Rumford Walker's "Steel: The Diary of a Furnace Worker"

Author: 
Charles Rumford Walker

Charles Rumford Walker wrote about his time being a steel worker.

Book Excerpt: 
". . .I acquired the current Anglo-Hunky language and knew speedily the grind and the camaraderie of American steel-making. In these chapters I have put down what I saw, felt, and thought as a steel-worker in 1919. . .Some appreciation of these things I had when I went to work in the steel business. It was clear that steel had become something of a barometer not only for American business but for American labor. I was keenly interested to know what would happen, and believed that basic industries like steel and coal were cast for leading roles either in the breaking-up or the making-over of society. . ."
Year of Publication: 
Sun, 1922-01-01
Book Publisher: 
The Atlantic Monthly Press