February 28, 2020

The Steel Bar: Pittsburgh Lawyers and the Making of America

Author Ron Schuler accurately characterizes his book, The Steel Bar: Pittsburgh Lawyers and the Making of America, as sounding like modern America. Indeed, each of the issues addressed in this work explore the historical drama of a developing United States "[f]rom the Whiskey Rebellion through the bloody Homestead Strike, to the Johnstown Flood, the creation of the world’s largest corporation, the witch hunts against anarchists in the 1910s and Communists in the 1950s, to a seminal constitutional battle over the rights of workers, a 20-year long federal antitrust prosecution, and the suspicious suicide of a district attorney accused of graft.

"The Steel Bar is the epic story of the rise and fall and rebirth of the Pittsburgh lawyer, from the earliest days of the Pittsburgh bar to the modern era, against the backdrop of American history." 

More at https://www.steelbarpittsburgh.com/book.

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