Though the automated assembly line seems the most logical and natural of ideas, its development took place over a long period of time. It would take Henry Ford and his dream of building an affordable Model T automobile to put all the pieces together. In doing so, Ford changed the world forever. The invention impacted prices, wages and demand; labor unions; and even popular culture. In The Invention of the Moving Assembly Line, learn how one simple invention helped to transform America and how its impact is still being felt today.
Full-color and black-and-white photographs. Biographical sidebars. Excerpts from primary source documents. Chronology. Timeline. Bibliography. Further reading. Footnotes. Index.
About the Author(s)
Dennis Abrams is the author of numerous books for Chelsea House, including biographies of Barbara Park, Xerxes, Albert Pujols, Rachael Ray, Nicolas Sarkozy, and Jay-Z, and the history title, The Treaty of Nanjing, all for Chelsea House. He attended Antioch College, where he majored in English and communications. A voracious reader since the age of three, Abrams lives in Houston, Texas, with his partner.