The company town : the industrial Edens and satanic mills that shaped the American economy / Hardy Green.

Title: 
The company town : the industrial Edens and satanic mills that shaped the American economy / Hardy Green.
Author/Artist: 
Green, Hardy.
Publisher: 
New York : Basic Books, 2012.
Description: 
vii, 252 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 21 cm.
Format of Material: 
Books
Bib ID: 
138374
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Location: 
Stacks
Call Number: 
HT123.G723 2012z
Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 217-239) and index.
Company town: The very phrase sounds un-American. Yet company towns are the essence of America. Hershey bars, Corning glassware, Kohler bathroom fixtures, Maytag washers, Spam--each is the signature product of a company town in which one business, for better or worse, exercises a grip over the population. In The Company Town, Hardy Green, who has covered American business for over a decade, offers a compelling analysis of the emergence of these communities and their role in shaping the American economy, beginning in the country's earliest years.
Corning Glass Works and Corning, N.Y.: p. 4, 6, 47-54, 139, 191, 198, 204-208, 212.
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 --
Conclusion : A tale of two cities.
ISBN: 
0465028861
9780465028863