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Company Towns of the Pacific Northwest

By: Linda Carlson

Price: $22.50

Publisher: University of Washington Press: 2003

Seller ID: 983329

ISBN: 0-295-98332-9

Condition: 288 pages, 6 x 9, 61 illus., notes, bibliog., index, paperback, University of Washington Press

2004 Washington State Book Award Finalist"Company town." The words evoke images of rough-and-tumble loggers and gritty miners, of dreary shacks in isolated villages, of wages paid in scrip good only at price-gouging company stores, of paternalistic employers. But these stereotypes are outdated, especially for those company towns that flourished well into the twentieth century. In Company Towns of the Pacific Northwest, Linda Carlson provides a more balanced and realistic look at these "intentional communities."Drawing from residents' reminiscences, contemporary newspape... View more info