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O'Hara, S. Paul

Works: 4 works in 17 publications in 1 language and 2,290 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author
Classifications: HV8087.P75, 363.2890973
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by S. Paul O'Hara
Gary, the most American of all American cities by S. Paul O'Hara( )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Because the U.S. Steel company had seemingly conjured the city of Gary and its mill out of thin air in only three years, the firing of the hearths in Gary prompted a celebration of the city's technological achievements, the continued march of progress, and the audaciousness of American industry
Inventing the Pinkertons or, Spies, sleuths, mercenaries, and thugs : being a story of the nation's most famous (and infamous) detective agency by S. Paul O'Hara( )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 869 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"O'Hara argues that American capitalists used the Pinkertons to enforce new structures of economic and political order. Yet the infamy of the Pinkerton agent also gave critics and working communities a villain against which to frame their resistance to the new industrial order. Ultimately, [this book examines] how the histories of American capitalism, industrial folklore, and the nation-state converged"--
The end of utopia : imagining the rise and fall of Gary, Indiana by S. Paul O'Hara( )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Designed and constructed by US Steel as a steel producing center, Gary became a site of contestation over the meaning of modernization because it was intended not to solve but to contain the seemingly inherent dangers of industrialization. Within the public imagination the mills of Gary were a triumph of industrial might while the city became a dystopian counterpoint onto which people projected their hopes and concerns about industrial society, be that immigrant radicalism, industrial pollution, or racial politics. Moreover within the city itself, these same conditions became the basis for segregated ethnic and racial communities. All participants, however, defined industrial spaces not by broad community but rather strict separation
Inventing the pinkertons : being a story of the ... nations most famous and infamous detective agency by S. Paul O'Hara( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.08 (from 0.04 for Gary, the ... to 0.78 for Inventing ...)

Gary, the most American of all American cities
Alternative Names
O'Hara, Stephen P., 1975-

O'Hara, Stephen Paul

English (17)