June 12, Period 2, Summer 2023

The Company Town – Factory Work in the Gilded Age, -Sparrows Point, Maryland

Steel factories and coal mines built company towns in the late 19th century to house their workers. The company owner controlled the schools, prohibited the sale of alcohol, and established a moral police force to keep records of the behavior of residents. Obedience to the boss was required. Residents shopped at the company store. Infractions of the rules resulted in sudden evictions. Features “Sixteen Tons” (“I Sold My Soul to the Company Store”.).

Course Dates:

Course time:
11:30 AM - 12:45 PM
Instructor: Rick Feingold

Course Type: Zoom