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Cradle to Grave By Larry Lankton

Cradle to Grave
by Larry Lankton

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The history of the copper-mining industry in Northern Michigan, USA, is explored in this text, which concentrates equally on the technology, economics, labour and social history of the region.
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Cradle to Grave: Life, Work and Death at the Lake Superior Copper Mines by Larry Lankton

Concentrating on technology, economics, labor, and social history, Cradle to Grave documents the full life cycle of one of America's great mineral ranges from the 1840s to the 1960s. Lankton examines the workers' world underground, but is equally concerned with the mining communities on the surface. For the first fifty years of development, these mining communities remained remarkably harmonious, even while new, large companies obliterated traditional forms of organization and work within the industry. By 1890, however, the Lake Superior copper industry of upper Michigan started facing many challenges, including strong economic competition and a declining profit margin; growing worker dissatisfaction with both living and working conditions; and erosion of the companies' hegemony in a district they once controlled. Lankton traces technological changes within the mines and provides a thorough investigation of mine accidents and safety. He then focuses on social and labor history, dealing especially with the issue of how company paternalism exerted social control over the work force. A social history of technology, Cradle to Grave will appeal to labor, social and business historians.

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GOR010252446
Cradle to Grave: Life, Work and Death at the Lake Superior Copper Mines by Larry Lankton
Larry Lankton
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Oxford University Press Inc
1991-08-15
332
0195062639
9780195062632
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