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What company towns in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan reveal about life during America’s first mineral land rush

The first working-class history of domestic life in Copper Country company towns during the boom years of 1890 to 1918, Mine Towns investigates how the architecture of company towns revealed the paternal relationship between company managers and workers. Alison K. Hoagland examines surviving buildings and uses Copper Country’s built environment to map this remarkable connection at the height of Michigan’s largest land rush

Mine Towns. Buildings for Workers in Michigan's Copper Country. By: Alison K. Hoagland.

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