Henry Ford: A Personal History, 1863-1947: A Guide to an Exhibition (Henry Ford Museum, a Permanent Exhibition)

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Second edition. Very faint crease to rear wrapper, faint stain to bottom corner of last half of pages. 1960 Stapled Binding. vi, 64 pp. A brief history of the life of Henry Ford. Henry Ford (July 30, 1863 – April 7, 1947) was an American captain of industry and a business magnate, the founder of the Ford Motor Company, and the sponsor of the development of the assembly line technique of mass production.Although Ford did not invent the automobile or the assembly line, he developed and manufactured the first automobile that many middle-class Americans could afford. In doing so, Ford converted the automobile from an expensive curiosity into a practical conveyance that would profoundly impact the landscape of the 20th century. His introduction of the Model T automobile revolutionized transportation and American industry. As the owner of the Ford Motor Company, he became one of the richest and best-known people in the world. He is credited with Fordism: mass production of inexpensive goods coupled with high wages for workers. Ford had a global vision, with consumerism as the key to peace. His intense commitment to systematically lowering costs resulted in many technical and business innovations, including a franchise system that put dealerships throughout most of North America and in major cities on six continents. Ford left most of his vast wealth to the Ford Foundation and arranged for his family to control the company permanently.Ford was also widely known for his pacifism during the first years of World War I, and for promoting antisemitism through his newspaper The Dearborn Independent and the book The International Jew.KEYWORDS: HENRY FORD PERSONAL HISTORY HENRY FORD MUSEUM TRANSPORTATION AUTO AUTOMOBILES AUTOMOTIVE BIOGRAPHY

Title: Henry Ford: A Personal History, 1863-1947: A Guide to an Exhibition (Henry Ford Museum, a Permanent Exhibition)


Categories: Biography, Automotive,

Edition: Second Edition

Publisher: Henry Ford Museum: 1960

Binding: Stapled Binding

Book Condition: Very Good

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