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The History of Steel

From the creation of iron atoms in the hearts of dying stars to the decline of the American steel industry in the latter part of the 20th century.

I'd have one caveat -- it leaves the impression that the development of the electric steel furnace was a development of the late 20th century, during the period in which the American steel industry was in decline. In fact, electric furnaces were used heavily in the auto industry when Henry Ford was still alive, and the famous River Rouge auto factory, which pioneered complete vertical integration (raw materials to finished product) included electric steel furnaces to produce the specialized steels needed for certain car parts, even in those days.
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