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Oysters, Macaroni and Beer: Thurber, Texas and the Company Store

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Oysters, Macaroni and Beer: Thurber, Texas and the Company Store

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A thoroughgoing analysis of the labor history and culture of an American company town.

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From 1894 to 1934, a span of forty years that saw its parent company go from coal mining to oil drilling, the Texas Pacific Mercantile and Manufacturing Company operated and managed the various commer... cial and service enterprises essential to the life and history of Thurber, Texas. Thurber was a company town, wholly owned by the Texas and Pacific Coal Company, and the inhabitants viewed the company store with suspicion before and after unionisation in 1903, believing it monopolistic and exploitative. But to call the mercantile a monopoly, or a mere contrivance to exploit labourers, paints an incomplete portrait of the company store as it existed in Thurber and elsewhere. With a keen eye for spotting telling detail, Gene Rhea Tucker examines a wealth of company ledgers, interviews, and newspaper accounts, presenting a case study not only of the microcosm of Thurber and TPM&M but of relations between labour and management in industrialising Texas, and a larger story of the complex role of the company store and company town in America.
  • Format: Hardback
  • Publication Date: 15/09/2012
  • Publisher: Texas Tech Press,U.S.
  • Illustrations: 36 black & white photographs, 3 maps
  • Country of Origin: United States
  • Pages: 224
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  • Format:Hardback
  • Publication Date: 15/09/2012
  • Author:Gene Rhea Tucker, Richard Francaviglia

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