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The Company Town

Price V. Fishback

in Soft Coal, Hard Choices: The Economic Welfare of Bituminous Coal Miners, 1890-1930

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195067255
eISBN:
9780199855025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195067255.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter deals with company towns and examines company ownership of housing. In part, the companies used their ownership to break labor strikes. Yet both the coal miners and the company actually ... More


Migration, Part 1: The Social and Material Landscape of the Company Town

Michael P. Roller

in An Archaeology of Structural Violence: Life in a Twentieth-Century Coal Town

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780813056081
eISBN:
9780813053875
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056081.003.0005
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Chapter 4 examines the material dimensions of structural violence underpinning the explicit subjective violence of the massacre. The chapter outlines the history of migration to the Anthracite ... More


Migration, Part 2: Emancipation and Catastrophe

Michael P. Roller

in An Archaeology of Structural Violence: Life in a Twentieth-Century Coal Town

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780813056081
eISBN:
9780813053875
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056081.003.0007
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Chapter 6 takes up the changing spatial landscape explored first in chapter 4 in a much-altered political and economic environment, the decline of the anthracite coal industry in mid-century. This is ... More


Gulag Town, Company Town: Forced Labor and Its Legacy in Vorkuta

Alan Barenberg

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780300179446
eISBN:
9780300206821
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300179446.001.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

Gulag Town, Company Town examines the history of Vorkuta, an arctic coal-mining outpost that was built in the 1930s as one of the most notorious prison camp complexes in the Soviet Union. But ... More


The “Second Birth” of Vorkuta: Forging the Company Town

Alan Barenberg

in Gulag Town, Company Town: Forced Labor and Its Legacy in Vorkuta

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780300179446
eISBN:
9780300206821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300179446.003.0006
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter examines the process of transforming Vorkuta into a company town after it was determined in August 1955 that Vorkuta's mines would rely primarily on non-prisoner labor. This ... More


Benefactor Planning: Barnum’s Bridgeport and Steinway’s Queens

Kara Murphy Schlichting

in New York Recentered: Building the Metropolis from the Shore

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226613024
eISBN:
9780226613161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226613161.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter examines the accomplishments of the famous showman P.T. Barnum and the piano maker William Steinway, two private citizens who invested in urban growth and city planning in greater New ... More


Introduction

Alan Barenberg

in Gulag Town, Company Town: Forced Labor and Its Legacy in Vorkuta

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780300179446
eISBN:
9780300206821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300179446.003.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

The introduction situates the Vorkuta camp complex and Vorkuta within the Gulag system and the Soviet Union. It introduces the reader to the main historiographical interventions made throughout the ... More


In Search of “Normalcy”: Vorkuta during Postwar Stalinism

Alan Barenberg

in Gulag Town, Company Town: Forced Labor and Its Legacy in Vorkuta

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780300179446
eISBN:
9780300206821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300179446.003.0004
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter follows the transformation of Vorkuta during late Stalinism from 1947 to 1953. With the most intense period of expansion over, now local authorities attempted to establish a degree of ... More


Mine Towns: Buildings for Workers in Michigan's Copper Country

Alison K. Hoagland

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816665662
eISBN:
9781452946610
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816665662.001.0001
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

During the nineteenth century, the Keweenaw Peninsula of Northern Michigan was the site of America’s first mineral land rush as companies hastened to profit from the region’s vast copper deposits. In ... More


Contemporary Port Cities in the Persian Gulf: Local Gateways and Global Networks

Mehran Kamrava

in Gateways to the World: Port Cities in the Persian Gulf

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190499372
eISBN:
9780190638504
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190499372.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

Certain Arab cities of the Persian Gulf have emerged as models to which the other cities of Middle East are aspiring. This chapter identifies three ideal types of port cities across the Persian Gulf, ... More


Home

Karida L. Brown

in Gone Home: Race and Roots through Appalachia

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469647036
eISBN:
9781469647050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469647036.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

Chapter Three introduces the children of the first generation of migrants—the coal miners’ daughters and sons. Through their childhood memories of Harlan County, Kentucky, this chapter brings the ... More


City Building and Boundary Making

Andrew R. Highsmith

in Demolition Means Progress: Flint, Michigan, and the Fate of the American Metropolis

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226050058
eISBN:
9780226251080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226251080.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Between 1900 and 1940, Flint rose to prominence as the manufacturing hub for General Motors. As America’s national obsession with automobiles took root, Flint, a quintessential company town, ... More


From Nantymoel to Hollywood the Incredible Journey of Mary Thomas

Ronald L. Lewis

in Welsh Americans: A History of Assimilation in the Coalfields

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832202
eISBN:
9781469605814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807887905_lewis.13
Subject:
History, Economic History

This chapter shows why women played no official role in the United Mine Workers of America—they were barred from working in the mines. Unofficially, however, women did play a significant part in the ... More


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