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HENRY FORDThe most influential American innovator of the 20th century


Painting a fascinating portrait of a farm boy who rose from obscurity to become the most influential American innovator of the 20th century, this American Experience episode combines clear narration, archival film footage and photos, and expert commentary to show the complexity of this industrial titan. Chronicling how Ford's Model T and five-dollar-a-day wage ushered in the modern world, the program also shows his darker side: his hatred of the rich, his tendency to lash out at enemies (both real and imagined), the blame he placed on Jews for the country's problems, how he bullied those who worked for him and exhibited great cruelty to his only son, and his growing desire to flee the modern world he helped create. Grades 7 and up. SDH subtitles. Color and black-and-white. 120 minutes. PBS. ©2013.

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PBS446DV-WBSSS 9781608838356 DVD (widescreen) $24.99

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