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company town

A town or city that is built, maintained, dominated by, and/or wholly dependent on the influence and economic vitality of a single business, industry, or company. During the industrial boom in America following World War II, many company towns sprang up where major manufacturing outfits could support thousands of workers and their families.
See also: company, town
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His study recognises that company towns do not fit one mould and his complex and layered portrait of Corner Brook and Mt Isa is thought-provoking, inviting scholars to provide comparative histories of other company towns.
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The company town idea appealed to capitalists because it promised to maintain a stable and efficient labour force in a geographically isolated area and maximize long-term profit.
In the first, Potter's unchecked imperialism has fashioned a purgatorial company town populated by dispirited serfs toiling and dying in their own potter's field.
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Set in Monstropolis, a thriving company town where monsters of all shapes and sizes live, the film follows the hilarious misadventures of Sulley and his best pal Mike.
In the early 20th century, a progressive mine owner named John Cleveland Osgood developed a company town called Redstone, west of Colorado's Elk Mountains and south of Glenwood Springs.
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She displays the migrant laborers telling tales on the job, and in so doing she shows how the tales form a discourse of dissent relating to the conditions of labor in the company town.
To undermine efforts by the Knights of Labor to organize these workers, mill owners relied on paternalism, which was best exemplified by the company town.
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