Henry Ford's Model T and the Impact on the Lower Social Classes Before 1920

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GRIN Verlag, Sep 30, 2007 - 20 pages
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Seminar paper from the year 2006 in the subject American Studies - Culture and Applied Geography, grade: 2, http: //www.uni-jena.de/ (Institut fur Anglistik und Amerikanistik), course: The Great Lakes (Landeskunde USA), 6 Literaturquellen, 3 Internetquellen entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: This paper examines the moto-city of Detroit in Michigan, and how this region was developed and transformed from simple to sophisticated, from an era of poverty to an era of many new industries, particularly the car-industry. It is important to show how fast this development happened and why it changed the lifes of so many people between the years of 1900 and 1920. Responsible for the enormous growth of the area around Detroit was Henry Ford who built his own car company and contributed to form a new middle class."

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