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The “Spiritual Capital” of the Rust Belt: Pittsburgh and the Postindustrial Transformation of North Atlantic Cities

Tracy Neumann, Harvard University / Wayne State University In 1973, Daniel Bell’s The Coming of Post-Industrial Society hit bookshelves just as the golden age of postwar capitalism wound to an end. In it, Bell described post-industrial society as one in … Continue reading

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Detroit: Capital of the Automotive Age

Stefan Link, Dartmouth College In 1913, Detroit’s Ford Motor Company made history when it introduced moving assembly lines into car manufacturing. In 2013, the city of Detroit declared bankruptcy. A century ago, Detroit was a fast-growing metropolis, attracting immigrants from … Continue reading

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