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O'Hara, S. Paul

Works: 4 works in 18 publications in 1 language and 2,305 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 1,415 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( )

6 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 886 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

The modern history of Gary, Indiana, is an example of how utopian ideals rooted in the process of industrialization of the U.S. in the late nineteenth century resulted in segregation and disillusionment over the course of the twentieth century. This study not only traces the rise and fall of an industrial city but also the demise of the utopian dreams that accompanied American industrial growth, especially the growth of Chicago. Gary served as a crucible of American cultural responses to industrialization because it represented both the triumphs of modern technology and centralization as well as the fears of disorder and social chaos. It was in the industrial geography and language of cities such as Gary that the new ideologies of modernity were implemented and transformed into physical structures and public policy
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

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  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 (18)