Views From The Steel Plant — Voices and Photographs from 100 Years of Making Steel in Cape Breton Island
collected & edited by Ronald Caplan • photos • 224 pages
INTERVIEWS AND PHOTOS keep alive our story of steelmaking. From the Boom days of construction, through women in the steel plant during World War Two, to the march to save the plant after Black Friday—immigrants, skilled steelworkers, union organizers—the voices of a powerful community.
New processes were developed here. Steel from Cape Breton helped win two world wars, produced rails for the trains of the world and, as the song says, “made Cape Breton what it is.”