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Rise of the Rural-Industrial Workers

Lou Martin

in Smokestacks in the Hills: Rural-Industrial Workers in West Virginia

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039454
eISBN:
9780252097560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039454.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter looks at the rise of the rural-industrial workers. In the early 1900s, industrialists had believed that building new potteries and tinplate mills in rural Hancock County would result in ... More


A Rural Place and a Rural People

Lou Martin

in Smokestacks in the Hills: Rural-Industrial Workers in West Virginia

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039454
eISBN:
9780252097560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039454.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter examines the culture of the farmers of Hancock County, which was shaped in several ways by their rural lifestyles. First, work assignments were divided among family members by gender, ... More


Introduction

Lou Martin

in Smokestacks in the Hills: Rural-Industrial Workers in West Virginia

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039454
eISBN:
9780252097560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039454.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This introductory chapter argues that studies of the industrialization of rural places like Hancock County can help in understanding the nature of industrial capitalism, particularly the relationship ... More


Building Factories in the Country

Lou Martin

in Smokestacks in the Hills: Rural-Industrial Workers in West Virginia

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039454
eISBN:
9780252097560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039454.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter discusses the relocation of industrialists to rural places. Industrialists saw in Hancock County an undeveloped countryside where they could create factories and factory towns that would ... More


Conclusion: Country People and Capital Mobility

Lou Martin

in Smokestacks in the Hills: Rural-Industrial Workers in West Virginia

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039454
eISBN:
9780252097560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039454.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This concluding chapter examines how the rural-industrial working-class culture that emerged in Hancock County gradually disappeared in the late twentieth century. The ethic of making do traveled ... More


Smokestacks in the Hills: Rural-Industrial Workers in West Virginia

Lou Martin

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039454
eISBN:
9780252097560
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039454.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Long considered an urban phenomenon, industrialization also transformed the American countryside. This book weaves the narrative of how the relocation of steel and pottery factories to Hancock ... More


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