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The Resource The people's tycoon : Henry Ford and the American century, Steven Watts

The people's tycoon : Henry Ford and the American century, Steven Watts

Label
The people's tycoon : Henry Ford and the American century
Title
The people's tycoon
Title remainder
Henry Ford and the American century
Statement of responsibility
Steven Watts
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Henry Ford, a major architect of modern America, has lived on in the imagination of his fellow citizens as an enduring figure of fascination, an inimitable individual, a controversial personality, and a social visionary from the moment his Model T brought the automobile to the masses and triggered the consumer revolution. Ford first made the automobile affordable, but grew skeptical of consumerism's corrosive impact on moral values; insisted on a living wage for his workers but opposed unions, established the assembly line but worried about its effect on the work ethic; welcomed African Americans to his company but was a rabid anti-Semite. Watts shows us how a Michigan farm boy emerged as one of America's richest men and one of its first mass-culture celebrities, became a folk hero to millions of ordinary citizens and yet also excited the admiration of Lenin and Hitler.--From publisher description
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 338.7/6292/092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HD9710.U52
LC item number
F6684 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The people's tycoon : Henry Ford and the American century, Steven Watts
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 539-592) and index
Contents
The Legend of Henry Ford -- The road to fame -- Farm boy -- Machinist -- Inventor -- Businessman -- Celebrity -- Entrepreneur -- The miracle maker -- Consumer -- Producer -- Folk hero -- Reformer -- Victorian -- Politician -- The Flivver king -- Legend -- Visionary -- Moralist -- Positive thinker -- Emperor -- Father -- Bigot -- The long twilight -- Antiquarian -- Individualist -- Despot -- Dabbler -- Educator -- Figurehead -- The sage of Dearborn
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xv, 614 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780375407352
Lccn
2004048594
Other control number
9780375407352
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)ocm55535154
Label
The people's tycoon : Henry Ford and the American century, Steven Watts
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 539-592) and index
Contents
The Legend of Henry Ford -- The road to fame -- Farm boy -- Machinist -- Inventor -- Businessman -- Celebrity -- Entrepreneur -- The miracle maker -- Consumer -- Producer -- Folk hero -- Reformer -- Victorian -- Politician -- The Flivver king -- Legend -- Visionary -- Moralist -- Positive thinker -- Emperor -- Father -- Bigot -- The long twilight -- Antiquarian -- Individualist -- Despot -- Dabbler -- Educator -- Figurehead -- The sage of Dearborn
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xv, 614 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780375407352
Lccn
2004048594
Other control number
9780375407352
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)ocm55535154

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