A Most Unique Machine: The Michigan Origins of the American Automobile Industry

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William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1974 - Business & Economics - 408 pages
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Explores the formative years of the American automobile industry, tracing the rise of automobile manufacturing in Michigan cities between the mid 1890s and 1910 and profiling the people involved.

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Born and educated in Michigan, the late Dr. George S. May devoted most of his career to teaching, studying, and writing about the state's history. His two-volume Pictorial History of Michigan, published in the late 1960s, has virtually become a classic of its genre and subject matter. Given the state's industrial distinction and his own expertise, Dr. May also wrote A Most Unique Machine: The Michigan Origins of the American Automobile Industry, and R.E. Olds: Auto Industry Pioneer. In 1986 Dr. May became a professor emeritus of history at Eastern Michigan University after teaching for twenty years at that institution. In 1986-1987 he served as visiting curator at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, assisting with its exhibition, "The Automobile in American Life.

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