In a riveting true tale of corporate power over the state, two Missouri sisters challenge the nation's largest cement company in a land dispute, which results in their land being seized and one of them being committed to a state hospital for the insane.... having as much knowledge of business affairs and management of same as any ordinary woman of her age and experience. ... This forced a shift in tactics on the part of Rendlen, the Atlas Portland Cement Company, and county officials who regarded the sistersa#39; reconciliation and joint ownership of valuable property next to the cement plant as unpalatable. ... one alternative: to strip Mollie of her legal identity and renew litigation against Feemy through a court-appointed guardian.
|Title||:||Insane Sisters, Or, The Price Paid for Challenging a Company Town|
|Publisher||:||University of Missouri Press - 1999|