"Technology, Markets, Space: Constructing the Calumet Region"
John Monberg, University of Louisville
October 13, 2000, 3:30-5 PM, Newberry Library
When U. S. Steel established Gary, Indiana, company leaders promised that advanced technologies would create a wealthy work force, a clean environment, and a vital community. Yet today the Calumet region is widely derided as a "cultural desert" inhabited by poorly paid workers who live in the midst of polluted skies, garbage dumps, and violent ghettos. This paper explores this earlier transformation in an effort to debunk some of the myths that are propagated today by champions of the information society.
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