Identity on the Land: Company Towns in Canada
A company town is a built environment created by an industry to house the workers of an industrial site. It also often becomes a social project. In Canada, where the quest for resources punctuated human settlement, company towns marked the territory, culture, and collective imagination of generations of inhabitants. They also wrote modern history in Canada, and defined its presence in the world.
Founded on a study of over 200 company towns, funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), this book presents their saga.