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Tied to the great packing machine : the Midwest and meatpacking

Author: Wilson J Warren
Publisher: Iowa City : University of Iowa, ©2007.
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"Tied to the Great Packing Machine tells the story of meatpacking's effects on the economics, culture, and environment of the Midwest over the past century and a half. Wilson Warren situates the history of the industry in both its urban and its rural settings - moving from the huge stockyards of Chicago and Kansas City to today's smaller meatpacking communities - and thus presents a complete portrayal of  Read more...
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Warren, Wilson J.
Tied to the great packing machine.
Iowa City : University of Iowa, ©2007
(OCoLC)651902432
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Wilson J Warren
ISBN: 9781587295362 1587295369 1587295245 9781587295249
OCLC Number: 133070910
Description: xii, 317 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: The industrial center of the country: the Midwest and meatpacking --
pt. 1. Economics. --
It was all so very businesslike: industrial evolution --
A thing as tremendous as the universe: economic impacts --
pt. 2. Culture. --
The families had all been of different nationalities: social dynamics --
Benefits of a more substantial nature: workplace rights and quality of community life --
With all her soul upon her work: women and packing employment --
I'm glad I'm not a hog: a killing industry's ethics --
Fresh meats must be had: U.S. meat consumption --
pt. 3. Environment. --
That smelt like the craters of hell: site-point pollution and other public health threats --
The cost of fodder: reshaping the agro-industrial environment --
To fix his hopes upon a future life: the future of Midwestern meatpacking.
Responsibility: by Wilson J. Warren.
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