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America's Assembly Line

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ISBN-10: 0262018713

ISBN-13: 9780262018715

Edition: 2013

Authors: David E. Nye

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The assembly line was invented in 1913 and has been in continuous operation eversince. It is the most familiar form of mass production. Both praised as a boon to workers andcondemned for exploiting them, it has been celebrated and satirized. (We can still picture Chaplin'slittle tramp trying to keep up with a factory conveyor belt.) In America's AssemblyLine, David Nye examines the industrial innovation that made the United States productiveand wealthy in the twentieth century.The assembly line -- developed at the FordMotor Company in 1913 for the mass production of Model Ts -- first created and then served anexpanding mass market. It inspired fiction, paintings, photographs, comedy,…    
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Book details

List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 2/15/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 360
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

David E. Nye is Professor of American Studies at the Danish Institute of Advanced Study at the University of Southern Denmark. He is the author of Technology Matters: Questions to Live With and When the Lights Went Out: A History of Blackouts in America, both published by the MIT Press, and other books.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Context
Invention
Celebration
Export
Critique
War and Cold War
Discontent
Challenge
Global Labor
Centenary
Notes
Bibliography
Index