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Darkness Visible


A Novel of the 1892 Battle of Homestead

by Trilby Busch

Darkness Visible imaginatively recreates a defining moment in American labor history: the battle between strikers and company-hired Pinkerton guards in Homestead, Pennsylvania, on July 6, 1892.  Disowned by his minister father, university student Emlyn Phillips forsakes the bleak coalfields of South Wales to make a fresh start.  Aided by his brother-in-law Gwyn Jones, he finds a job in the Homestead Works of Carnegie Steel.  As Emlyn struggles to find a niche in the New World, he must wrestle with the demons that drove him from the Old.

Paperback.  508p.