Company Towns of the Pacific Northwest (Paperback)Linda Carlson (author,author of preface)
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"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 But these stereotypes are outdated, especially for those company towns that flourished well into the twentieth century. This new edition updates the status of the surviving towns and how they have changed in the fifteen years since the original edition, and what new life has been created on the sites of the ones that were razed. In the preface, Linda Carlson reflects on how wonderful it has been to meet people who lived in these towns, or had parents who did, and to hear about their memorable experiences.
Publisher: University of Washington Press
Number of pages: 296
Weight: 408 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm
A well-written, informative, and thoughtful study. Carlson's book ensures that these places and their residents are not forgotten.--Journal of the West
The result of Carlson's considerable research is a valuable study of life in company towns in all its basic variations. . . . This book is a fascinating and highly useful study of community building in the American West.--The Western Historical Quarterly
A fascinating human account of small town ingenuity and community spirit. Erudite in its analysis, yet easy to read, it's just what you'd want to find in a history book of any kind.--Washington State Magazine
This amply illustrated local history is entertaining and readable.--Harvard Business Review
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