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Life in the shadows of the Crystal Palace, 1910-1927 : Ford workers in the Model T era

Author: Clarence Hooker
Publisher: Bowling Green, OH : Bowling Green State University Popular Press, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book shows how Ford's first large automotive plant - the Crystal Palace - transformed the sleepy village of Highland Park, Michigan, into an industrial boomtown that later became an urban ghetto, and the first American city whose life and well-being depended entirely upon the employment and production policies of the automotive industry. It shows how in the process of attempting to create a workforce in the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Hooker, Clarence.
Life in the shadows of the Crystal Palace, 1910-1927.
Bowling Green, OH : Bowling Green State University Popular Press, ©1997
(OCoLC)654806672
Named Person: Henry Ford; Ford family.; Ford family.; Henry Ford
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Clarence Hooker
ISBN: 0879727373 9780879727376 0879727381 9780879727383
OCLC Number: 35978511
Description: 210 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Highland Park Before the Crystal Palace: The Genesis of a Midwestern Island Community --
2. Frederick Winslow Taylor and Scientific Management --
3. Technological Innovation and the Demographic Transformation of Highland Park --
4. White- and Blue-Collar Workers in the Crystal Palace: Building the Model T and Forging the New Social Order --
5. From Ethnic Squalor to White-Collar Splendor: Some Observations on the Quality of Life of the Model T Cohort, 1910-1927 --
6. Ford's Welfare Work: Americanization and the Molding of the Ford Man --
7. Ford-Men Living In: Boarding and Boarders in Highland Park and Vicinity, 1910-1927 --
A. Toward a Statistical Portrait of Model T Workers --
B. Origins, Definitions and Indicators: A Commentary on the Study of the Quality of Life.
Responsibility: Clarence Hooker.

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