Out Of This Furnace

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"Out of this furnace"


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  • 1. 
    Thomas Bell’s cousin who remembers how Bell would work the 12 hour shift in Donara mill, come home and pound the type writer til four in the morning, sleep a couple of hours and then go back to the mill.
  • 2. 
    A steel mill in Braddock.
  • 3. 
    Dobie helps to organize the SWOC at the huge Edgar Thomson factory facility of the U.S steel.
  • 4. 
    In the early 30s, was president of the Braddock local of the Amalgamated Association of iron, steel, and tin workers and then a member of both the Employee Representatives at Edgar Thompson and the SWOC the states that the novel’s documentary materials concerning passed by Smolinski to Bell.
  • 5. 
    ·         George and Elena’s first daughter. Marries Mike Doberjcak.
  • 6. 
    Francka’s husband. George Kracha’s brother-in-law who works as a cook at the White Haven lumber camp.
  • 7. 
    Real life version of Mr. Flack
  • 8. 
    Slovakian province where the village of Tvarosc is located. Dubik and Mike Dobrejcak are from here
  • 9. 
    ·         Racial epithet referring to Slovaks of the steel towns
  • 10. 
    Thomas Bell’s given name. Born in Braddock on March 7, 1903, the son of Michael and Mary Belecjcak.
  • 11. 
    Joe Dubik’s wife.
  • 12. 
    Place where Dubik lived. A lot of Slovaks from Sarisa lived there. Located in Braddock. Where all types of immigrants first lived where they arrived to the U.S.A
  • 13. 
    Eldest son of a carpenter from Dubik’s village in Tvarsoc in Sarisa. He came to Braddock and boarded with Dorta and John. Marrie Kracha’s first daughter, Mary. Father of Johhny “Dobie” Dobrejcak.
  • 14. 
    Province to the northeast of Kracha’s own Abavuska. Hometown of Zuska and her husband John Mihula.
  • 15. 
    Real life counterpart of the Character George Kracha.
  • 16. 
    George’s sister.
  • 17. 
    A Slovak themed newspaper that interviewed Thomas Bell in 1946.
  • 18. 
    Zuska. Becomes Kracha’s mistress and eventually marries him after she becomes pregnant. She steals from him and flees after he drunkenly beats her.
  • 19. 
    General superintendent of Braddock mill.
  • 20. 
    Employee Representation Plans. After the NIRA is passed which includes a section giving workers the right to choose their own collective barganing agent. In response, the companies create their own “union” called the E.R.P. Dobie and others sign men up for the Amalgamated, a true workers’ union.
  • 21. 
    First child of Mike and Mary Dobrejcak.
  • 22. 
    Village in the Slovakian (Austro-hungarian) province of Sarisa. Joe Dubik and Mike Dobrejcak are from this village.
  • 23. 
    General superintendent of the Carnegie steel mill in Braddock. Was fatally injured in an accident at the mill when iron splashed over him during a tapping of a furnace.
  • 24. 
    Industrial equipment used to mass-produce steel from molten pig-iron.
  • 25. 
    Kracha’s best friend. He dies in a fire in furnace H caused by the steel company’s negligence. Husband of Dorta.
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