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Company towns in the Americas landscape, power, and working-class communities by Oliver J. Dinius

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Published by University of Georgia Press in Athens, Ga .
Written in English


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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Statementedited by Oliver J. Dinius and Angela Vergara
SeriesGeographies of justice and social transformation
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LC ClassificationsHT121 .C66 2011
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24553016M
ISBN 100820333298, 0820336823
ISBN 109780820333298, 9780820336824
LC Control Number2010020411

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Company Towns in the Americas: Landscape, Power, and Working-Class Communities (Geographies of Justice and Social Transformation) (Geographies of Justice and Social Transformation Ser. Book 4) Cited by: In this Book. 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), Mexico (Santa Rosa Cited by: 8.   Company Towns in the Americas: Landscape, Power, and Working-Class Communities. Company Towns in the Americas.: Oliver J. Dinius, Angela Vergara. University of Georgia Press, Jan 1, - Political Science - pages. 0 Reviews. Company towns were the spatial manifestation of a social ideology and an economic rationale. “In her brilliant exploration of company towns from to , Margaret Crawford has created the definitive book on this major topic in American economic and urban history, as well as a model of fine analytical writing about the politics of by:

Printed digitally in the United States of America Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Company towns in the Americas: landscape, power, and working-class communities / edited by Oliver J. Dinius and Angela Vergara. p. cm. — (Geographies of justice and social transformation) Includes bibliographical references and by: 8. Further reading. Carlson, Linda (). 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. Welcome to Pawnee: More Exciting than New York, More Glamorous than Hollywood, Roughly the Same Size as Bismarck, North Dakota In Pawnee, Leslie Knope (as played by Amy Poehler on NBC's hit show Parks and Recreation) takes readers on a hilarious tour through her hometown, the Midwestern haven known as Pawnee, book chronicles the city's colorful citizens and hopping nightlife, and /5().   The original coal and textile towns in America are now largely ghostly, but places like Hershey and Corning, New York, which was invigorated by the Corning glass Author: Michele Lent Hirsch.

North America Canada. Allenby, British Columbia, a former copper mining town adjacent to Copper Mountain, another company town and also a copper mine. Anyox, British Columbia, a now-abandoned smelter town on Observatory Inlet, near the mouth of the Nass River. Arvida, now in Jonquière borough, Saguenay, Quebec, owned by Alcan. Step right on to Main Street at any point in history, and be immersed in the wonder and unique flavor of life in your town, or any town in America. Penned by local experts, each Images of America book weaves the history of a community in stories and rare photos, from its beginnings to today.   Lane Windham's excellent new book, Knocking on Labor's Door: Union Organizing in the 's and the Roots of a New Economic Divide, mentions—almost in passing—that one Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union organizing target, the textile giant Cannon Mills, continued to run a company town into the s. When the company was Author: Shaun Richman. A company town is a place where practically all stores and housing are owned by the one company that is also the main employer. Company towns are often planned with a suite of amenities such as stores, houses of worship, schools, markets and recreation facilities. They are usually bigger than a model village ("model" in the sense of an ideal to be emulated).