In americas assembly line david nye examines the industrial innovation that made the united states productive and wealthy in the twentieth century the assembly line developed at the ford motor company in 1913 for the mass production of model ts first created and then served an expanding mass market it inspired fiction paintings photographs comedy cafeteria layouts and cookie . In this well drafted study david nye provides the reader with the best historical analysis of american manufacturing since the publication of david hounshells from the american system to mass production 1800 1932 1984 his use of the enormous documentary base that now exists on the rise of assembly line production over the last century and his thorough examination of the origins and . Americas assembly line by nye david e cambridge ma the mit press 2013 pp xii 360 2995 hardcover volume 74 issue 2 changkeun lee. In americas assembly line david nye shows us how this new technology emerged expanded stalled and was reinvented setting in train the age of mass production and consumerism as well as many of the subsequent environmental problems we experience today nyes beautifully nuanced and perceptive treatment of the subject indicates why he is one of the most distinguished historians of . The assembly line was invented in 1913 and has been in continuous operation eversince it is the most familiar form of mass production both praised as a boon to workers andcondemned for exploiting them it has been celebrated and satirized we can still picture chaplinslittle tramp trying to keep up with a factory conveyor belt in americas assemblyline david nye examines the industrial
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