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Green, Hardy
The company town : the industrial Edens and satanic mills that shaped the American economy / Hardy Green
New York : Basic Books, c2010
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 3rd Floor  HT123 .G724 2010    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Company towns -- United States -- History
Industries -- United States -- History
Industrial relations -- United States -- History
Physical Description vii, 248 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 213-235) and index
Contents A city on a hill -- Utopia -- Exploitationville -- A southern principality -- The magic city -- On the road to the consumer economy -- The instant cities of the good war -- A world transformed
Summary Examines how towns across the United States have grown thanks to the existence of one large business being run from the community, discusses how those single-business communities have influenced the American economy, and explores the benefits and consequences of these towns

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