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Building the Workingman's Paradise (The Design of American Company Towns)

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9780860916956
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This innovative and absorbing book surveys a little known chapter in the story of American urbanism—the history of communities built and owned by single companies seeking to bring their workers’ homes and place of employment together on a single site. By 1930 more than two million people lived in such towns, dotted across an industrial frontier which stretched from Lowell, Massachusetts, through Torrance, California to Norris, Tennessee. Margaret Crawford focuses on the transformation of company town construction from the vernacular settlements of the late eighteenth century to the professional designs of architects and planners one hundred and fifty years later. Eschewing a static architectural approach which reads politics, history, and economics through the appearance of buildings, Crawford portrays the successive forms of company towns as the product of a dynamic process, shaped by industrial transformation, class struggle, and reformers’ efforts to control and direct these forces.

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  • Product Details

    Author:
    Margaret Crawford
    Format:
    Paperback
    Pages:
    256
    Publisher:
    Verso Books (February 17, 1996)
    Language:
    English
    ISBN-13:
    9780860916956
    ISBN-10:
    0860916952
    Folder:
    RandomHouse
    Weight:
    24oz
    Dimensions:
    7.8" x 8.6" x 0.67"
    Case Pack:
    24
    Series:
    Haymarket Series
    File:
    RandomHouse-PRH-20170528_063743-RH-NA-PHYSICAL-FULL-21-20170530-1.xml
    As low as:
    $16.28
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