The novel begins in the mid-1880s with the naive blundering career of Djuro Kracha. It tracks his arrival from the old country as he walked from New York to White Haven, his later migration to the steel mills of Braddock, Pennsylvania, and his eventual downfall through foolish financial speculations and an extramarital affair. The second generation is represented by Kracha’s daughter, Mary, who married Mike Dobrejcak, a steel worker. Their decent lives, made desperate by the inhuman working conditions of the mills, were held together by the warm bonds of their family life, and Mike’s political idealism set an example for the children. Dobie Dobrejcak, the third generation, came of age in the 1920s determined not to be sacrificed to the mills. His involvement in the successful unionization of the steel industry climaxed a half-century struggle to establish economic justice for the workers.
Out of This Furnace is a document of ethnic heritage and of a violent and cruel period in our history, but it is also a superb story. The writing is strong and forthright, and the novel builds constantly to its triumphantly human conclusion.
This workbook, with 30 science experiments and over 50 quiz questions, covers the following topics:
The Scientific Process, Properties of Matter, The Human Body, Earth / Moon / Sun, Characteristics of Plants, Energy / Force / Motion, Electricity & Magnetism, Periodic Table, Photosynthesis, and Weather
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The problem portion of the book may also be purchased individually in “Sixth Grade Science (For Homeschool or Extra Practice).”