Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.
City of Dust: A Cement Company Town in the Land of Tom Sawyer (Missouri) Paperback – September 20, 2002
See the Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.
Customers Who Viewed This Item Also Viewed
"City of Dust, a well-researched account and powerful testimonial, will strike a particularly strong chord with working people who have suffered the trauma of the devastation of their communities and ways of life."—H-Net Book Review
"Throughout this book, the author draws on his own experience growing up near Ilasco and the personal accounts of people who lived there to create a sensitive and vivid portrait of working- class life in a small company town."—American Historical Review
"This book is a superb example of what historians can do to preserve the history of company and industrial towns whose existences are now endangered by rapid economic change. City of Dust is a significant contribution to the social and industrial history of the trans-Mississippi West."—Missouri Historical Review
"Clearly written, nicely illustrated, and well-edited, City of Dust is well worth the attention of those interested in labor relations and the process of industrialization in rural areas."—Agricultural History
"Gregg Andrews provides a fascinating story. . . . [His] account of Ilasco emerges as a model of capturing the personal lives and public events of a working-class community. He profiles representative figures, recounts cultural patterns, explicates the company's economic and labor policies, surveys workplace conditions, and weaves those local insights into the larger framework of the national scene and the entire cement industry. Finally, he enlivens his narrative with vivid quotes. . . . City of Dust stands as a remarkable achievement."—llinois Historical Journal
About the Author
If you’re the author, publisher, or rights holder of this book, let ACX help you produce the audiobook.Learn more.