Henry and Edsel: The Creation of the Ford Empire

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Abbreviations used in notes

BHCBurton Historical Collection, Detroit Public Library
DFPDetroit Free Press
DJDetroit Journal
DNDetroit News
DSNDetroit Saturday Night
DTDetroit Times
FAArchives of Henry Ford Museum & Greenfield Village, Dearborn, Michigan
NYTNew York Times
WRAWalter Reuther Archives of Labor History and Urban Affairs, Wayne State University, Detroit

1. Farmboy, Tinkerer

“When we had mechanical toys”: Margaret Ford Ruddiman, “Memories of My Brother, Henry Ford,” Michigan History, Sept. 1953; “Detroit will resolve”: Richard Bak, Detroit Across Three Centuries (Chelsea, Mich.: Sleeping Bear Press, 2001), p. 39; “William Ford was a churchwarden”: Sidney Olson, Young Henry Ford: A Picture History of the First Forty Years, reprint (Detroit, Mich.: Wayne State University Press, 1997), p. 13; “The first thing that I remember”: ibid., p. 14; HF's overall impression: ibid., p. 15; “Shame cuts more deeply”/“Life will give you”: ibid., p. 18; “of that rarest type'TI remember distinctly”: Peter Collier and David Horowitz, The Fords: An American Epic (New York: Summit Books, 1987), p. 20; “She taught us”: Olson, p. 17; “It is not necessary”/“You see that home”: Collier and Horowitz, p. 22; “Every clock”: Olson, p. 20; “Father was quick”: Ruddiman; “I had seen”: Henry Ford (with Samuel Crowther), My Life and Work (Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1923), p. 22; “1 learned then”: Collier and Horowitz, p. 24; “They put Henry'V'manufactured everything”: Reminiscences of Frederick Strauss, FA, acc. 65, p. 3; “Stick in your toenails”: Robert Lacey, Ford: The Men and the Machine (Boston: Little, Brown, 1986), p. 24; “I have an idea”/“At the end of that first day”: Olson, p. 33; “The problem that fascinated him”: ibid., p. 35; “Dear Clara”: FA, acc. 1, box 1; “had quite a few beaux”: Lacey, p. 28; “I remember going home”: Elizabeth Breuer, “Henry Ford and the Believer,” Ladies' Home Journal, Sept. 1923; “Cutting the timber”: Olson, p. 45; “How we roared”: ibid., p. 47; “It almost broke her heart”: ibid., p. 49; “I didn't run”: Reminiscences of David O'Donnell, FA, acc. 65, p. 5; Edsel's name: Reminiscences of Clarence Davis and Esther Davis, FA, acc. 65, p. 69.

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Table of contents

  • Title Page i
  • Contents iii
  • Acknowledgments v
  • 1: Farmboy, Tinkerer 1
  • 2: The Horse is Gone 18
  • 3: Rearview Mirror Ford the “automobileer” in 1900 32
  • 4: Who Can't Afford a Fordmobile? 38
  • 5: Hunka Tin 51
  • 6: The Five-Dollar Day 64
  • 7: Rearview Mirror the Crystal Palace in 1914 78
  • 8: War on Several Fronts 83
  • 9: Joy Ride 106
  • 10: Farewell, Lizzie 125
  • 11: Chronicle of the Neglected Truth 141
  • 12: The Little Man in the Basement 154
  • 13: Rearview Mirror the Crown Prince at Work and at Play 163
  • 14: Airships and Time Machines 172
  • 15: An Invitation to Organize 188
  • 16: Bullets and Frescoes 200
  • 17: A Matter of Style 210
  • 18: The Overpass 221
  • 19: Rearview Mirror Battling “fordism” in 1937 231
  • 20: A New Social Order 238
  • 21: You Know How Father Is 250
  • 22: Running on Empty 261
  • 23: Rearview Mirror the Last Years of the Flivver King 275
  • Postscript - Ford After Ford 284
  • Notes 293
  • Selected Bibliography 302
  • Picture Credits 305
  • Index 307
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