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Mitcheltown is a term describing a series of villages that appeared during the Great Depression in the Confederate States from 1929 through the 1930s. These villages were often formed in unpleasant neighborhoods or desolate areas and consisted of dozens or hundreds of shacks and tents that were temporary residences of those left unemployed and homeless by the Depression. People slept in anything from open piano crates to the ground. The government did not officially recognize these Mitcheltowns and occasionally removed the occupants for technically trespassing on private lands.

The word "Mitcheltown" is a spin on the last name of the 12th CS President, Burton Mitchel.

In the United States, this type of community was called a Blackfordburgh.

Literary commentEdit

The OTL analog was the Hooverville.

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