Proceedings ... International Convention

Author: United Cement, Lime, Gypsum, and Allied Workers International Union

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Category: Cement industries

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Proceedings, Special Merger Convention

Author: United Cement, Lime, Gypsum, and Allied Workers International Union

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Category: Cement industries

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City of Dust

A Cement Company Town in the Land of Tom Sawyer

Author: Gregg Andrews

Publisher: University of Missouri Press

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Category: Business & Economics

Page: 360

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Mark Twain's boyhood home of Hannibal, Missouri, often brings to mind romanticized images of Twain's fictional characters Huck Finn or Tom Sawyer exploring caves and fishing from the banks of the Mississippi River. In City of Dust, Gregg Andrews tells another story of the Hannibal area, the very real story of the exploitation and eventual destruction of Ilasco, Missouri. In 1901, the Atlas Portland Cement Company built a cement plant outside Hannibal. Shortly thereafter, Ilasco, whose name was an acronym for cement manufacturing ingredients, quickly developed as a town for the plant's predominantly immigrant labor force. The introduction of Rumanian, Slovak, Italian, and Hungarian immigrants into this agricultural area located next to Tom Sawyer's cave on the edge of Little Dixie created cultural and social tensions. These tensions peaked during a 1910 strike when Governor Herbert S. Hadley ordered the Missouri National Guard to occupy the "foreign colony." Following the strike, Atlas sought to control its labor force by controlling the saloons, other businesses, and real estate of Ilasco. Atlas officials and Hannibal community leaders also sought to legitimize the company's presence by portraying it as the caretaker of Twain's boyhood home and historic heritage. Atlas steadily gained control over Ilasco properties and increased its influence in the Hannibal area. Soon the company had the power to determine Ilasco's future. Ultimately, Atlas officials, Missouri highway officials, and local business leaders promoting the growing Mark Twain tourist industry closed ranks to relocate scenic Highway 79 through the heart of Ilasco, effectively destroying the town. City of Dust weaves together labor, social, business, immigration, and environmental history. Andrews's thorough treatment of the subject places Ilasco in a larger regional and national context and increases our understanding of deindustrialization in twentieth-century America.

Transcript of Proceedings of the Emergency Board

Author: United States. Emergency Board (Akron and Barberton Belt Railroad Company, and other carriers, 1948)

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Category: Hours of labor

Page: 1758

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Nonmetallic mines

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Education and Labor. Subcommittee on Health and Safety

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Category: Mine safety

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Foreign Trade and Tariff Proposals

Hearings, Ninetieth Congress, Second Session ...

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Ways and Means

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Category: Tariff

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Hearings

Author: United States. Congress. House

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Hearings

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Ways and Means

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Study of Monopoly Power

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary

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Category: Trusts, Industrial

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Hearings

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary

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Study of Monopoly Power

Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Study of Monopoly Power of the Committee on the Judiciary, House of Representatives, Eighty-second Congress, First Session

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Study of Monopoly Power

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Category: Antitrust law

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Committee Serial No. 1. Focuses on legislation on antitrust law statute of limitations and U.S. recovery of damages in antitrust suits; Considers legislation to revise price discrimination good faith defense provisions. Focuses on distribution costs and nature of good faith price competition; Considers legislation to exempt baseball and other sports from antitrust law provisions.

Study of Monopoly Power

Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Study of Monopoly Power of the Committee on the Judiciary, House of Representatives, Eighty-second Congress, First Session

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee No. 5

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Category: Antitrust law

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Committee Serial No. 1. Focuses on legislation on antitrust law statute of limitations and U.S. recovery of damages in antitrust suits; Considers legislation to revise price discrimination good faith defense provisions. Focuses on distribution costs and nature of good faith price competition; Considers legislation to exempt baseball and other sports from antitrust law provisions.

Oversight Hearings on the Federal Mine Safety and Health Amendments Act of 1977

Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Health and Safety of the Committee on Education and Labor, House of Representatives, Ninety-sixth Congress, First Session ....

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Education and Labor. Subcommittee on Health and Safety

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Category: Mine safety

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