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THE FORD CENTURY IN MINNESOTA event at the Cambridge Public Library with Brian McMahon

When Oct 17, 2017
from 06:30 PM to 08:30 PM
Where Cambridge Public Library, 244 Birch St. S, Cambridge, MN 55008
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McMahon_Ford coverMcMahon_Ford legacy logoBrian McMahon will be at the Cambridge Public Library on Tuesday, October 17 at 6:30 p.m. for a reading and signing of his new book, The Ford Century in Minnesota.

 

First-person accounts of more than forty retired auto workers detail experiences of working at Ford Motor Company—from the early years in Minneapolis to the final hours of the Twin Cities Assembly Plant in St. Paul. Brian McMahon documents the company’s transformation—through the Depression, World War II, women joining the workforce, globalization, outsourcing, the closing of the plant, and more.

 

"The Ford Century in Minnesota tells the story of how Henry Ford's pioneering company arrived in the state and built its giant plant in St. Paul in the 1920s, how its workers became involved in the international organized labor movement, and how a variety of forces led to the plant's closure. Combining political, economic, social, and architectural history, this richly detailed, handsomely illustrated book will appeal to a wide range of readers." —Larry Millett, author of Minnesota Modern: Architecture and Life at Midcentury


"The Ford Century in Minnesota provides a rare glimpse into the mutually beneficial and extremely complicated relationship between Ford (the company and the man) and the people and industries of Minnesota." —Minnesota History