Book Discussion on The Company Town

Hardy Green, former associate editor of BusinessWeek, explores the history of the American “company town.” From chocolate bar… read more

Hardy Green, former associate editor of BusinessWeek, explores the history of the American “company town.” From chocolate bar production in Hershey, Pennsylvania, to Maytag washing machines in Newtown, Iowa, the author examines how the production of one item in a town influenced the local and national economy and shaped the socio-political landscape of the respective locales. Mr. Green presents the two models that were often attributed to the management of the company town, the paternal model that fostered a sense of community, and what the author deems “Exploitationville,” in which the company was interested in producing profits without consideration for their employees. Hardy Green discussed his book at the New York Public Library’s Science, Industry, and Business Library in New York City. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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  • Madeleine Cohen Assistant Director New York Public Library->Science, Industry and Business Library
  • Hardy Green Associate Editor (Former) Bloomberg Businessweek

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Book Discussion on The Company Town

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New York, New York, United States
First Aired:
Oct 9, 2010
Last Aired:
Nov 1, 2010

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  • Oct 09, 2010 | 5:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Oct 09, 2010 | 11:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Oct 10, 2010 | 10:58am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Nov 01, 2010 | 6:16am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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