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Henry Ford: The Blind Business Visionary

KEITH KEITH

in The Arts of Leadership

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199244898
eISBN:
9780191697401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199244898.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, HRM / IR

This chapter returns to the business world to look at Henry Ford, whose leadership inaugurated a qualitative leap from craft to mass production and gave rise to the term ‘Fordism’. It discusses how ... More


Henry Ford at a Crossroads: Inkster and the Ford Hunger March

Beth Tompkins Bates

in The Making of Black Detroit in the Age of Henry Ford

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807835647
eISBN:
9781469601571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807837450_bates.11
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter focuses on the Inkster Project, Henry Ford's experiment on philanthropy. The village was said to be destitute when Ford intervened, providing electric lights, organizing police ... More


Parting Patriarchs of the Family Firms

Jeffrey Sonnenfeld

in The Hero’s Farewell: What Happens When CEOs Retire

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195065831
eISBN:
9780199854899
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195065831.003.0011
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management

The conflict and confusion that follow in the wake of monarchic departures can be found as well following the other leadership departure styles if they occur in a family firm. To gain further ... More


The Populist Roots of Mass Production

Stefan J. Link

in Forging Global Fordism: Nazi Germany, Soviet Russia, and the Contest over the Industrial Order

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691177540
eISBN:
9780691207988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691177540.003.0002
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter traces mass production to its beginnings in the United States, where it emerged from the distinctive ideology of Midwestern populism. Why did Detroit, of all places, pioneer the industry ... More


Ford’s Bible of the Modern Age

Stefan J. Link

in Forging Global Fordism: Nazi Germany, Soviet Russia, and the Contest over the Industrial Order

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691177540
eISBN:
9780691207988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691177540.003.0003
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter discusses how European postliberals on both the left and the right grasped Fordism as a compass by which to navigate the economic and ideological confusions of the 1920s. It studies ... More


Internal Combustion Engines

Vaclav Smil

in Creating the Twentieth Century: Technical Innovations of 1867-1914 and Their Lasting Impact

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195168747
eISBN:
9780199835522
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195168747.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Invention and commercialization of automotive internal combustion engines was a multistranded process that began during the 1880s in Germany with design by Benz, Daimler and Maybach, and then ... More


Ford's Megaphone

in Henry Ford's War on Jews and the Legal Battle Against Hate Speech

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804772341
eISBN:
9780804783736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804772341.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In America, it was common for industrial magnates to acquire newspapers or start their own. One of them was Henry Ford, the founder of Ford Motor Company. In late 1918, Ford's public image suffered, ... More


The Making of Black Detroit in the Age of Henry Ford

Beth Tompkins Bates

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807835647
eISBN:
9781469601571
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807837450_bates
Subject:
History, African-American History

In the 1920s, Henry Ford hired thousands of African American men for his open-shop system of auto manufacturing. This move was a rejection of the notion that better jobs were for white men only. This ... More


The Politics of Unemployment in Depression-Era Detroit, 1927–1931

Beth Tompkins Bates

in The Making of Black Detroit in the Age of Henry Ford

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807835647
eISBN:
9781469601571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807837450_bates.10
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines Henry Ford's and Frank Murphy's different responses to the national economic crisis, the Great Depression, and the shifting of loyalties within black Detroit. Frank Murphy was a ... More


Apology, Retractions, and Recriminations

in Henry Ford's War on Jews and the Legal Battle Against Hate Speech

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804772341
eISBN:
9780804783736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804772341.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Judge Fred M. Raymond's declaration of a mistrial in Sapiro v. Ford ended the public drama between Henry Ford and Aaron Sapiro, but not their legal battle. The two parties were expected to return to ... More


Trial and Mistrial

in Henry Ford's War on Jews and the Legal Battle Against Hate Speech

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804772341
eISBN:
9780804783736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804772341.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Sapiro v. Ford was held in Detroit's “Million Dollar Courtroom,” where Henry Ford's defense made a last-ditch attempt to avoid trial while the plaintiff tested Judge Fred M. Raymond's willingness to ... More


Introduction

Beth Tompkins Bates

in The Making of Black Detroit in the Age of Henry Ford

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807835647
eISBN:
9781469601571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807837450_bates.5
Subject:
History, African-American History

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 ... More


Enforcement Without Law

in Henry Ford's War on Jews and the Legal Battle Against Hate Speech

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804772341
eISBN:
9780804783736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804772341.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Even before the impact of Henry Ford's apology that ended his legal battle with Aaron Sapiro could be felt in the United States, Louis Marshall knew that the document would be useful abroad. Aware of ... More


Taking It to the Streets

in Henry Ford's War on Jews and the Legal Battle Against Hate Speech

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804772341
eISBN:
9780804783736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804772341.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In December 1920, the American Jewish Committee (AJC) published a pamphlet, “The Protocols, Bolshevism, and the Jews,” in response to the anti-Semitic articles that appeared in Henry Ford's newspaper ... More


With the Wind at Their Backs: Migration to Detroit

Beth Tompkins Bates

in The Making of Black Detroit in the Age of Henry Ford

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807835647
eISBN:
9781469601571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807837450_bates.6
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter discusses the social and economic world that greeted African Americans migrating to Detroit during and after World War I. By the time black newcomers arrived in large numbers, ... More


Epilogue

Beth Tompkins Bates

in The Making of Black Detroit in the Age of Henry Ford

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807835647
eISBN:
9781469601571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807837450_bates.15
Subject:
History, African-American History

Henry Ford played a major role in transforming the lives of African Americans in the twentieth century. By opening the door to economic opportunity for black workers at the Ford Motor Company (FMC), ... More


The Gospel of Wealth and the Gospel of Art

Peter W. Williams

in Religion, Art, and Money: Episcopalians and American Culture from the Civil War to the Great Depression

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469626970
eISBN:
9781469628134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469626970.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

The Episcopal church had no firm policy on how the riches of the wealthy elite should be spent philanthropically, but it during the Gilded Age it was entering a period of considerable and often ... More


Conclusion: Refashioning Fordism Under American Hegemony

Stefan J. Link

in Forging Global Fordism: Nazi Germany, Soviet Russia, and the Contest over the Industrial Order

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691177540
eISBN:
9780691207988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691177540.003.0007
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This concluding chapter explains that American-style postwar “Fordism” was only one pattern in the mottled global legacy left behind by Henry Ford. It was not the least ideological effect of American ... More


The Other War

in Henry Ford's War on Jews and the Legal Battle Against Hate Speech

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804772341
eISBN:
9780804783736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804772341.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In April 1924, Henry Ford's Dearborn Independent started publishing a series of articles attacking Aaron Sapiro. However, the newspaper made crucial mistakes that Sapiro would exploit in his lawsuit, ... More


The Lawsuit

in Henry Ford's War on Jews and the Legal Battle Against Hate Speech

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804772341
eISBN:
9780804783736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804772341.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Aaron Sapiro filed his libel lawsuit against Henry Ford and his newspaper, Dearborn Independent, in April 1925, and the trial finally got under way in 1927. Both sides used the intervening period, ... More


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