1 edition of Company towns found in the catalog.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -229) and index.
|LC Classifications||F1124.5.C6 W45 2012|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xiv, 242 p. :|
|Number of Pages||242|
|LC Control Number||2012392057|
Company towns were established in the Northwest in the middle of the nineteenth century and continued to exist into the late twentieth century. Given the role these industries have played in the development of this region one actually wonders why so little has been said about the development of company towns as part of the economic growth of. item 3 Company Towns of Michigan's Upper Peninsula (Hardback or Cased Book) - Company Towns of Michigan's Upper Peninsula (Hardback or Cased Book) $ Free shipping. item 4 Company Towns of Michigan's Upper Peninsula by Christian Holmes.
Very good. COAL TOWNS: LIFE WORK CULTURE COMPANY TOWNS By Crandall A. Shifflett *Excellent*. Book is in Very Good Condition. Text will be unmarked. May show some signs of use or wear. Will include dust jacket if it originally came with one. Satisfaction is guaranteed with every order/5(13). Russian company towns and the challenges found within them are strikingly similar to many American communities, including Silver City, according to Western New Mexico University professor Dr. Allison Evans. A Continued.
“Company town.” The words evoke images of rough-and-tumble loggers and gritty miners, of dreary shacks in isolated villages, of wages paid in scrip good. Company towns were the spatial manifestation of a social ideology and an economic rationale. The contributors to this volume show how national politics, social protest, and local culture transformed those founding ideologies by examining the histories of company towns in six countries: Argentina (Firmat), Brazil (Volta Redonda, Santos, Fordlândia), Canada (Sudbury), Chile (El Salvador.
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Company towns here were provided as a way to indenture the worker to the mine, making it much more difficult for them to leave or to unionize. This book delves into these two types of company towns, as well as others and explores the historical and societal issues associated with each type of town.
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Washington State Book Award Finalist "Company town." The words evoke images of rough-and-tumble loggers and gritty miners, of dreary shacks in isolated villages, of wages paid in scrip good only at price-gouging company stores, of paternalistic employers.
But these stereotypes are outdated, especially for those company towns that flourished well into the twentieth Company Towns.
In the company towns of Michigan's Upper Peninsula, a worker's boss did extra duty as landlord, store owner and constable.
The on-site mill manager in Simmons, a town named after the furniture maker, even ran a successful baseball team. Built around iron mines and lumber concerns and directed by prominent entrepreneurs like Henry Ford, these /5(14).
I can’t Company towns book novels set in company towns without mentioning my husband’s first novel, Eutopia: A Novel of Terrible Optimism. The book takes place in Eliada, a fictional logging and lumber.
Company Towns of the Pacific Northwest. ISBN Archived from the original on Crawford, Margaret (). Building the Workingman's Paradise: The Design of American Company Towns. London & New York: Verso. ISBN Company towns book original coal and textile towns in America are now largely ghostly, but places like Hershey and Corning, New York, which was invigorated by Author: Michele Lent Hirsch.
Company towns are often portrayed as powerless communities, fundamentally dependent on the outside influence of global capital. Neil White challenges this interpretation by exploring how these communities were altered at the local level through human agency, missteps, and chance.
Far from being homo. Company towns are often portrayed as powerless communities, fundamentally dependent on the outside influence of global capital. Neil White challenges this interpretation by exploring how these communities were altered at the local level through human agency, missteps, and chance.
Far from Pages: Coal Towns book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. Using oral histories, company records, and census data, Crandall A. Shifflett p 3/5(14). Company towns first appeared in Europe and North America with the industrial revolution and followed the expansion of capital to frontier societies, colonies, and new nations.
Their common feature was the degree of company control and supervision, reaching beyond the. George Read & Company combined with the Pratt Brothers and Julius Pratt & Company of Meriden, Connecticut (Julius was the youngest son of Phineas), to form Pratt, Read & Company in Deep River.
The S. Comstock & Company in Ivoryton expanded into Comstock, Cheney & Company with the infusion of $4, by George A. Cheney, an ivory trader who.
Company towns exist across the country; however, the southern coalfield company towns are distinctly West Virginian.
When the railroads arrived, southern West Virginia primarily was a mountain wilderness, with a smattering of small towns such as Beckley, Madison and Aracoma (later renamed Logan). Using oral histories, company records, and census data, Crandall A.
Shifflett paints a vivid portrait of miners and their families in southern Appalachian coal towns from the late nineteenth into the mid-twentieth century.
He finds that, compared to their earlier lives on subsistence farms, coal-town life was not all bad. Shifflett examines how this view, quite common among the oral histories 4/5(1).
While there have been scores of industrial settlements and communities in Oregon, there have been few planned company towns. By conventional definition, company towns are industrial communities, usually self-contained, in which the company owns and maintains the land, production facilities, and buildings, including shops, stores, schools, and workers’ homes.
Company towns were the spatial manifestation of a social ideology and an economic rationale. The contributors to this volume show how national politics, social protest, and local culture transformed those founding ideologies by examining the histories of company towns in six countries: Argentina (Firmat), Brazil (Volta Redonda, Santos, Fordlândia), Canada (Sudbury), Chile (El Salvador Cited by: 8.
Except for the top echelon of company employees—the sawyers, saw filers, foreman, and managers—who received high wages to discourage their migration to other Texas mill towns or the mills of the Pacific Northwest, sawmill wages were low, often under two dollars a day, so it made little difference at which mill town one made one's daily wage.
John Green is the award-winning, #1 bestselling author of Looking for Alaska, An Abundance of Katherines, Paper Towns, Will Grayson, Will Grayson (with David Levithan), and The Fault in Our many accolades include the Printz Medal, a Printz Honor, and the Edgar Award.
He has twice been a finalist for the LA Times Book Prize. John was selected by TIME magazine as one of the /5(K). Williamson Law Book Co. Canning Pkwy Victor, NY () But Mr. Green shows, in "The Company Town," that such communities have also been social experiments, alternative forms of capitalist enterprise that encompassed everything from prophet-blaring to.
In Company Towns of the Pacific Northwest, Linda Carlson provides a more balanced and realistic look at these \"intentional communities.\"Drawing from residents\' reminiscences, contemporary newspaper accounts, company newsletters and histories, census and school records, and site plans, Carlson looks at towns in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho.Project MUSE Mission.
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Company towns were especially plentiful in southern West Virginia. Inthere were an estimated coal company towns in West Virginia, with the majority in the southern counties of Raleigh, Fayette, McDowell, Logan, and Mingo.
There are no company-owned towns today, although remnants of many survive as privately owned communities.