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Closing : the life and death of an American factory

Author: Bill Bamberger; Cathy N Davidson; Duke University. Center for Documentary Studies.
Publisher: Durham, N.C. : Center for Documentary Studies ; New York, N.Y. : W.W. Norton, ©1998.
Series: The Lyndhurst series on the South.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The story of the White Furniture Company - a century-old, family-owned business that was bought out by a huge corporate conglomerate and later closed - puts a human face on the economic realities of the 1990s. Bill Bamberger took his revealing and powerful photographs during the last four months of operation on the factory floor, working side by side with the White employees. Cathy N. Davidson's text focuses on six  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bill Bamberger; Cathy N Davidson; Duke University. Center for Documentary Studies.
ISBN: 0393045684 9780393045680
OCLC Number: 37527655
Notes: "A DoubleTake book."
Description: 223 p. : ill. (some col.), ports. ; 25 cm.
Contents: White Furniture Company of Mebane --
Photographs --
Margaret, with Steve --
James --
Photographs --
Don --
Annette --
Robert --
Photographs --
Reunion --
Epilogue: Does Anybody in America Make Anything Anymore? --
Photographs.
Series Title: The Lyndhurst series on the South.
Other Titles: Life and death of an American factory
Responsibility: Bill Bamberger, Cathy N. Davidson.
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Through the personal stories of six workers from a small town, this book explores the meaning of work at the end of the 20th century. Focusing on a furniture company bought and closed by a corporate  Read more...

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