THE FORD CENTURY IN MINNESOTA event at the Landmark Center with Brian McMahon
Nov 10, 2016
from 12:00 PM to 02:00 PM
|Where||Landmark Center, 75 5th St. E, St. Paul, MN 55102|
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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