A Study of Textile Mill Closings in Selected New England Communities

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A Study of Textile Mill Closings in Selected New England Communities

Description

A study of the 1950s closings of selected textile mills from all six New England states, explorations of their local and regional economic impacts, and analyses of community adjustments to economic change. Local recovery measures taken to compensate for losses in labor, industry, and government income. Studies take into account the varying economic settings of the New England communities at hand, including their potential for economic development, their capacity to provide work opportunities to former millworkers, and their ability to withstand out-migration. Data is compiled from interviews with community members and state and local government statistics. Based on the following textile centers in their respective industrial cities: Saco-Lowell Shops, Bates Manufacturing Company, and Pepperell Manufacturing Company in Biddeford, Saco, and Sanford, Maine; Textron, Incorporated (previously Nashua Manufacturing Company) in Nashua, New Hampshire; the Fort Dummer mill (Berkshire Hathaway, Incorporated) in Brattleboro, Vermont; the Berkshire mills (Berkshire Hathaway, Incorporated) of Adams, Massachusetts; Wauregan Mills, Incorporated of Wauregan, Connecticut.

Creator

Devino, W. Stanley
Raphaelson, Arnold H.
Storer, James H.

Publisher

University of Maine Press

Date

1966

Language

en

Type

Book

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Coverage

1950-1965; New England

Contribution Form

Zotero

Num Pages

160

Place

Orono, Maine

Publisher

University of Maine Press

Series

University of Maine Studies

Series Number

2

Volume

84

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