Henry Ford employed innovative mass-production strategies, industrial policies, and maverick business practices at the Ford Motor Company (FMC), which redefined his road to success under industrial capitalism. After World War I, Ford hired thousands of African American men to work for FMC. This book traces the relationship between Henry Ford, the FMC, black workers, and Detroit's black community as they were formed and transformed during the years between World Wars I and II. It aims to capture how African Americans in Detroit used the foundation provided by their jobs at FMC to improve their lives.
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