Gilley, Jennifer and Stephen Burnett. "Deconstructing and Reconstructing Pittsburgh's Man of Steel: Reading Joe Magarac against the Context of the Twentieth Century Steel Industry." Journal of American Folklore 111 (Fall 1998): 392–408.

Though dismissed in the 1950s as fallacious and demeaning, the classic folktale of Pittsburgh steel worker Joe Magarac underwent a significant revival in recent years. In this article, Gilley and Burnett scrutinize the tale's new-found acceptance, its iconography, and its role in Pittsburgh's identity as the Steel City.

Citation Type: Journal Article

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