Out of This Furnace: A Walking Tour of Thomas Bell’s Novel, 1992, 20 minutes

Dr. David Demarest discovered Thomas Bell’s iconic novel about the immigrant experience in a used book store in the 1970s. He wrote an “Afterward” chapter and it became the biggest seller of all time for the University of Pittsburgh Press. In this video, Dr. Demarest walks the streets of Braddock, showing sites that are mentioned in the novel, thus tying the book to its roots in the mill and neighborhood.