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Mine Towns Buildings for Workers in Michigan's Copper Country

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ISBN-10: 0816665672

ISBN-13: 9780816665679

Edition: 2010

Authors: Alison K. Hoagland

List price: $25.00
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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 order to lure workers to such a remote locationand work long hours in dangerous conditionscompanies offered not just competitive wages but also helped provide the very infrastructure of town life in the form of affordable housing, schools, health-care facilities, and churches.The first working-class history of domestic life in Copper Country company towns during the boom years of 1890 to 1918, Alison K. Hoagland'sMine Townsinvestigates how the architecture of a company town revealed the…    
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Book details

List price: $25.00
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Publication date: 4/20/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 328
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

Introduction Negotiating Paternalism in the Copper Country
Saltboxes and T-Plans Creating and Inhabiting the Company House
The Spaces of a Strike Company Buildings and Landscapes in a Time of Conflict
"Home for the Working Man" Strategies for Homeownership
Acquiring Conveniences Water, Heat, and Light
Churches, Schools, Bathhouses Building Community on Company Land
Preservation and Loss Remembering through Buildings