Michigan and the Great Lakes

Henry Ford and Grass-roots America

Reynold M. Wik
A study of Henry Ford and rural America in the 1920s

Description

“This is both a biography of Henry Ford, American folk hero, and a study of the sociohistorical impact of the often idiosyncratic ideas and most of all his Tin Lizzie on rural America… the result is a book of considerable worth, perhaps the single best volume yet published on Ford.”
Kirkus Reviews
 
“…a unique social history of the period. The book has nostalgic value for all over 40, the humor of a naïve America for young people, and social and technical history for the scholar.”
–Robert J. Havlik, Library Journal        
 
“…the underlying theme is how Ford became a folk hero to rural America… This well written book not only supplements… previous studies… but helps to illuminate American values and attitudes during the 1920’s.”
Choice
 

Product Details

  • 6 x 9.
  • 304pp.
  • 57 photographs.
Available for sale worldwide

  • Paper
  • 1972
  • Available
  • 978-0-472-06193-8

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  • $22.95 U.S.

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Keywords

  • Henry Ford, American history, cultural studies, Michigan, Great Lakes, pop culture, Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, Detroit, cars, automobiles, driving, Thomas Edison, farming

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