The Anaconda Copper Mining Company
mined ore around Butte and Anaconda for more than a century.
(1) Early histories of Montana focused mostly on the emergence and dominance of the Anaconda Copper Mining Company. The "War of the Copper Kings" depicted the romance of corporate struggles for the control of the Butte mines.
In 1895, this company ceased with the formation of the Anaconda Copper Mining Company, which in turn became part of Amalgamated Copper Company in 1899.
Swibold presents Copper Chorus: Mining, Politics, and the Montana Press, 1889-1959, a straightforward look at newspapers owned or controlled by the Anaconda Copper Mining Company
over the course of seven decades, and their profound influence on state politics.
In an age when seven large corporations own more than 90 percent of the American media market it may perhaps serve as a useful lesson to examine a historical example of corporate media ownership and its distorting effects on politics, the ownership of Montana newspapers by the Anaconda Copper Mining Company
for the first half of the 20th century.
Work believes the Montana law was influenced by the powerful Anaconda Copper Mining Company
, which saw it as a way to control labor unrest and immigrant workers.
The family moved to East Orange, New Jersey, and Maurice split his high school years between New Jersey and Butte, Montana, where the family spent one year so that the elder Peloubet could be nearer to the operations of an important client, the Anaconda Copper Mining Company
Within 20 years Daly, who had emigrated from Ballyjamesduff aged 14 in 1841 and who never mastered the English language, became the head of one of the world's most powerful monopolies, the Anaconda Copper Mining Company
Down to the 1920S, the Anaconda Copper Mining Company
dominated the company town, but immigrant men and women obtained work in mills and boardinghouses, and sustained ethnic identities.
In addition to the aforementioned Colorado Smelter, these included the Colusa Smelter of the Montana Copper Company, the Parrot Silver and Copper Company, the Bell plant, Clark's Colusa, the Butte Reduction Works of the Colusa-Parrot Mining and Smelting Company, the Butte and Boston Consolidated Mining Company, the Montana Ore Purchasing Company, the Great Falls Smelter of the Boston and Montana Consolidated Copper and Silver Mining Company, and last, but scarcely least, the three separate plants at Anaconda of the Anaconda Copper Mining Company
Montana's war manpower director, for example, claimed that the state needed "men for the hard, heavy and unpleasant jobs" in mines, mills, and woods, "where women cannot be used." Anaconda Copper Mining Company
and Mine Mill union officials agreed that mines, mills, and smelters could not employ women because the work required strength and stamina.
shores in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries; helped immensely to turn the labor movement into a progressive force in American life; and, finally, gave rise to one of the most powerful mining firms in the world--the Anaconda Copper Mining Company