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Color Line and the Assembly LineManaging Race in the Ford Empire$
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Elizabeth D. Esch

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780520285378

Published to California Scholarship Online: January 2019

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520285378.001.0001

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The Color Line and the Assembly Line

The Color Line and the Assembly Line

(p.1) Introduction The Color Line and the Assembly Line
Color Line and the Assembly Line

Elizabeth D. Esch

University of California Press

IN 1903 HENRY FORD INCORPORATED the Ford Motor Company. That same year the sociologist, historian, and activist W. E. B. Du Bois published this remarkably prescient claim: “The problem of the 20th century is the problem of the color line—the relation of the darker to the lighter races in Asia and Africa, in America and in the islands of the sea.”...

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