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By Neil White

Company cities are frequently portrayed as powerless groups, essentially depending on the surface impact of worldwide capital. Neil White demanding situations this interpretation through exploring how those groups have been altered on the neighborhood point via human organization, missteps, and probability. faraway from being homogeneous, those corporation cities are proven to be specific groups with both particular histories.

Company Towns presents a multi-layered, overseas comparability among the advance of 2 settlements—the mining group of Mount Isa, Queensland, Australia, and the mill city of nook Brook, Newfoundland, Canada. White pinpoints an important transformations among the cities' stories via contrasting each one region's histories from numerous perspectives—business, city, labour, civic, and socio-cultural. Company Towns additionally uses a large selection of formerly overlooked oral historical past assets and city documents, delivering an illuminating portrait of divergence that defies efforts to impose constitution at the corporation city phenomenon.

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