A rich history of the unique relationship between life and work in an American factory town from 1840 to 1984, A Place to Live and Work tells the remarkable story of Henry Disston's saw manufacturing company and the factory town he built. The book provides a rare view of the rise of one of America's largest and most powerful family-owned businesses, from its modest beginnings in 1840 to the 1940s, when Disston products were known worldwide, to the sale and demise of the company in the postwar years. Henry Disston, however, not only built a factory; he also shaped Tacony, the town in northeastern Philadelphia where the workers lived. The book describes the company's interdependence with the community and profiles the lifestyle that grew out of Disston's paternalistic blueprint for Tacony. Using original letter books, shop committee meeting notes, photographs, and a wealth of other documents, Harry Silcox reveals Disston's highly sophisticated distribution and marketing system as well as a management system that, unlike the one advocated by Frederick Winslow Taylor, responded to the concerns of workers and foremen. Through two world wars, the Depression, and the rise of unions, Disston's innovative business practices enabled the company to remain active and strong even when factories across the nation were failing. This study raises important questions about the demise of the factory system and its impact on urban communities and family life. The Disston company provides one example of how people could work and live together successfully within the larger framework of the factory system.
A Place to Live provides captivating insights into the rich tapestry of meaning that fashioned the Red Location into the township that it became, and the many stalwarts that contributed to its vibrant and interesting history. Vuyisile Msila has masterfully interwoven history with visual images and actual accounts of people?s lived experiences to relate the picturesque and colourful story of the Red Location from the colonial to apartheid and post-apartheid eras, spanning a period of a hundred and ten years from 1903 to 2013.ÿ
Where is the best place to live? For Evan it's the city, with its diverse population and abundance of activities. Claudia prefers the country, where she lives side by side with nature. There's no place like the suburbs for Nandini for enjoying a sense of community and lots of friends. Which person and place will get your vote? Read these essays to find out.
Arguably one of Italy’s greatest contemporary writers, Natalia Ginzburg has been best known in America as a writer’s writer, quiet beloved of her fellow wordsmiths. This collection of personal essays chosen by the eminent American writer Lynne Sharon Schwartz from four of Ginzburg’s books written over the course of Ginzburg’s lifetime was a many-years long project for Schwartz. These essays are deeply felt, but also disarmingly accessible. Full of self-doubt and searing insight, Ginzburg is merciless in her attempts to describe herself and her world—and yet paradoxically, her self-deprecating remarks reveal her deeper confidence in her own eye and writing ability, as well as the weight and nuance of her exploration of the conflict between humane values and bureaucratic rigidity.
A Place to Live is the Place to Start
Author: United States. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Jill Eggleton has carefully sequenced the titles in each level of Key Links. Used in this sequence, each title reinforces the letter-sound relationships, vocabulary, comprehension and processing skills from previous titles. The sequence scaffolds readers so that they are challenged and experience success. A Place to Live is a nonfiction title. The documentary-style nonfiction integrates 'learning to read' and 'reading to learn' in a case-study approach. The prompts in the Focus Panels for Magenta titles cover a range of Key Targets that are listed in the Teachers' Tool Box (item 7883521). 1 copy.