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Shredding Paper: The Rise and Fall of Maine's Mighty Paper Industry

Michael G. Hillard


From the early twentieth century until the 1960s, Maine led the United States in paper production. The state could have earned a reputation as the Detroit of paper production, however, the industry eventually slid toward failure. What happened? This book unwraps the changing US political economy since 1960, uncovers how the paper industry defined and interacted with labor relations, and peels away the layers of history that encompassed the rise and fall of Maine's mighty paper industry. For a century, the story of the nation's most widely read glossy magazines and card stock was one of capital ... More

Keywords: paper production, Maine, US political economy, paper industry, blue-collar workers, capitalism, U.S. big industry

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781501753152
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501753152.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael G. Hillard, author
University of South Maine

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