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Title Work

Title No: 32

Title: A Job at Ford's

Medium: Moving Image

Original Medium: Television

Date: 1993 (Published)

Original Summary:
By 1927, Henry Ford controlled the most important company in the most important industry in the booming American economy. His plain American bargain of high wages in exchange for hard work attracted tens of thousands of workers to Detroit, but it began to come apart when he hired a private police force to speed up production and spy on employees. After the Depression hit in 1929, these workers faced a new, grim reality as unemployment syrocketed and machine guns barred the entrances to Ford's plants.

Countries of Origin: U.S.A.

Subjects: Depressions--1929--United States; United States--History--1919-1933; United States--Economic conditions--1918-1945; United States--History--1933-1945

ProducerBlackside, Inc.
WriterElse, Jon
ProducerElse, Jon
DirectorElse, Jon
ProducerHampton, Henry
NarratorMorton, Joe

Component Contents x5

5430-1-32-1Digital : Video/quicktime 
5430-2-32-1Digital : Video/dvcpro 50 
5430-3-32-1Digital : Video/mpeg 
5430-4-32-1Disc : DVD 
5430-5-32-1Disc : DVD 

Contained By x2

Title NoTitle
5430The Great Depression
31Not for public viewing

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