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City of Dust: A Cement Company Town in the Land of Tom Sawyer (Missouri) Paperback – September 20, 2002

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"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

Gregg Andrews was born in Hannibal, Missouri, and grew up in Ilasco. He is Professor of History at Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos and the Assistant Director of the Center for Texas Music History. Andrews is also the author of Insane Sisters, or, the Price Paid for Challenging a Company Town (University of Missouri Press) and Shoulder to Shoulder? The American Federation of Labor, the United States, and the Mexican Revolution, 1910-1924.
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Product Details

  • Series: Missouri
  • Paperback: 392 pages
  • Publisher: University of Missouri (September 20, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 082621424X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0826214249
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 1.1 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,054,123 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Kevin F. Griffin on May 12, 2007
Format: Paperback
My Aunt was born and raised in Illasco Missouri where the book takes place. Her Father worked for the cement company in the book. I gave it to her for mothers day it brought tears to her eyes as well as many happy memories.
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By Danboy on November 23, 2014
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Great read, love learning about the little town 3 miles south of where we live.
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