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Company and Community: Copper Mining on Lake Superior

Larry Lankton

in Cradle to Grave: Life, Work, and Death at the Lake Superior Copper Mines

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195083576
eISBN:
9780199854158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195083576.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Social critics have blamed Americans for homogenizing our culture. When travelers leave the interstates and head down the smaller highways and byways, they can still find curious survivals, pockets ... More


Social Control at Calumet and Hecla

Larry Lankton

in Cradle to Grave: Life, Work, and Death at the Lake Superior Copper Mines

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195083576
eISBN:
9780199854158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195083576.003.0012
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The Copper Country was not immune to the troubles that rocked many mining communities across the United States. The copper mines suffered many social tremors, and a schism widened between management ... More


The Central European Mining Regions in the Early Modern Period

SIDNEY POLLARD

in Marginal Europe: The Contribution of Marginal Lands since the Middle Ages

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206385
eISBN:
9780191677106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206385.003.0009
Subject:
History, Economic History

This chapter deals with the mining areas of central Europe in the boom period of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, particularly those engaged in silver and copper mining and metallurgy. Mining ... More


Tracing the Veins: Of Copper, Culture, and Community from Butte to Chuquicamata

Janet Finn

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520211360
eISBN:
9780520920071
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520211360.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This tale of two cities—Butte, Montana, USA; and Chuquicamata, Chile—traces the relationship of capitalism and community across cultural, national, and geographic boundaries. Combining social history ... More


Ducktown Smoke: The Fight over One of the South's Greatest Environmental Disasters

Duncan Maysilles

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834596
eISBN:
9781469603155
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877937_maysilles
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

It is hard to make a desert in a place that receives sixty inches of rain each year. After decades of copper mining, however, all that remained of the old hardwood forests in the Ducktown Mining ... More


The Emerging Labor Shortage: Independent Masculinity, Patriotic Demands, and the Threat of New Workers

Matthew L. Basso

in Meet Joe Copper: Masculinity and Race on Montana's World War II Home Front

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226038865
eISBN:
9780226044224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226044224.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on the potential workers—including the elderly and disabled, men and women, Mexicans and blacks, and white furloughed male soldiers—who were considered by the government and the ... More


Butte: “Only White Men and Dagoes”

Matthew L. Basso

in Meet Joe Copper: Masculinity and Race on Montana's World War II Home Front

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226038865
eISBN:
9780226044224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226044224.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the masculinity of hard-rock copper workers in Butte, a mining town in Montana with distinct characteristics and specific, though not exclusive, ethnic affiliations. It argues ... More


Anaconda, 1944: White Women, Men of Color, and Cross-Class White Male Solidarity

Matthew L. Basso

in Meet Joe Copper: Masculinity and Race on Montana's World War II Home Front

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226038865
eISBN:
9780226044224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226044224.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on the last major home front crisis in Montana's copper towns, which occurred in Anaconda in the spring of 1944 when the local smeltermen tried to prevent local women and ... More


The Extended Case Method: Four Countries, Four Decades, Four Great Transformations, and One Theoretical Tradition

Michael Burawoy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520259003
eISBN:
9780520943384
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520259003.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This book develops the extended case method by connecting personal experiences among workers of the world to the great transformations of the twentieth century—the rise and fall of the Soviet Union ... More


GI Joe and Rosie the Riveter, Meet Joe Copper!

Matthew L. Basso

in Meet Joe Copper: Masculinity and Race on Montana's World War II Home Front

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226038865
eISBN:
9780226044224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226044224.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book examines the social politics of the World War II era by looking at the history of one group of home front men: Joe Copper, the name given to the male wartime copper workers who toiled in ... More


Evolving Institutions and Declining Chinese Influence in Myanmar

Daniel C. O'Neill

in Dividing ASEAN and Conquering the South China Sea: China's Financial Power Projection

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9789888455966
eISBN:
9789888455461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888455966.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines the effects of the evolution of political institutions in Myanmar on Sino-Burmese relations. The chapter argues that this case stands as particularly powerful evidence for the ... More


Global Crises of Oasis Capitalism, 1847–64

Kwangmin Kim

in Borderland Capitalism: Turkestan Produce, Qing Silver, and the Birth of an Eastern Market

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780804799232
eISBN:
9781503600423
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804799232.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

Through the career of Ahmad, a governor of Kashgar in 1850s, this chapter examines how Opium War (1839-1842) and the subsequent discontinuation of the silver transfer from China to the oasis created ... More


Renaturalization and Industrial Heritage in America’s Largest Superfund Site: The Case of the Warm Springs Ponds in Montana’s Clark Fork Superfund Site

Fredric L. Quivik

in Restoring Layered Landscapes: History, Ecology, and Culture

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780190240318
eISBN:
9780190240349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190240318.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Landscapes shaped by historic mining activities are layered with values, both positive and negative, which call for response. Some communities of interest seek the preservation of cultural resources ... More


Epilogue

Jeremy Zallen

in American Lucifers: The Dark History of Artificial Light, 1750-1865

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781469653327
eISBN:
9781469653341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469653327.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The epilogue provincializes what is usually the start or climax of any history of illumination, the emergence of Thomas Edison’s incandescent light. Taking a fresh look at the process historians have ... More


Cornwall, Kent and London

Eric Richards

in The genesis of international mass migration: The British case, 1750-1900

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781526131485
eISBN:
9781526138910
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526131485.003.0012
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Emigration from Cornwall outstripped all other counties in England and Wales in the late nineteenth century: it was at the top of the league table of per capita emigration. The international ... More


Ben Russell on Good Luck

Scott MacDonald

in The Sublimity of Document: Cinema as Diorama

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190052126
eISBN:
9780190052164
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190052126.003.0017
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Ben Russell’s Good Luck (2018), a feature about miners working in two very different mining operations—an underground copper mine Serbia, an open-pit gold mine in Suriname—immerses the viewer within ... More


The Boxer Rebellion and the Band of Idealists

Robert Thomas Tierney

in Monster of the Twentieth Century: Kōtoku Shūsui and Japan's First Anti-Imperialist Movement

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780520286344
eISBN:
9780520961593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520286344.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

In my fourth chapter, I examine the broader social movement against imperialism that developed in the first decade of the twentieth century. I begin by considering the campaign led by Kōtoku Shūsui ... More


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