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Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark, University of Alabama Center for Public Television and


Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark


Sloss Furnaces carries a rich legacy that began in the post-Civil War South and continues through to today. It was founded in 1882 by James Withers Sloss who paid only $180,000 to have it built. Sloss Furnaces became a symbol of pride and progress in the South. It was the first to export iron overseas and helped make Birmingham, AL a thriving city.

Listen as historians take you through Sloss's legacy and ironworkers recount what it was like to work inside its walls.


Length: 28:37

Content Areas: Social Studies

Alabama Course of Study Alignments and/or Professional Development Standard Alignments:

[SS2010] US10 (10) 16: Explain the transition of the United States from an agrarian society to an industrial nation prior to World War I. [A.1.a., A.1.b., A.1.c., A.1.d., A.1.e., A.1.h., A.1.i., A.1.k.]


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