The Resource Fordlandia : the rise and fall of Henry Ford's forgotten jungle city, Greg Grandin

Fordlandia : the rise and fall of Henry Ford's forgotten jungle city, Greg Grandin

Label
Fordlandia : the rise and fall of Henry Ford's forgotten jungle city
Title
Fordlandia
Title remainder
the rise and fall of Henry Ford's forgotten jungle city
Statement of responsibility
Greg Grandin
Title variation
Rise and fall of Henry Ford's forgotten jungle city
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In 1927, Henry Ford, the richest man in the world, bought a tract of land twice the size of Delaware in the Brazilian Amazon. His intention was to grow rubber, but the project rapidly evolved into a more ambitious bid to export America itself. Fordlandia, as the settlement was called, soon became the site of an epic clash. On one side was the lean, austere car magnate; on the other, the Amazon, the most complex ecological system on the planet. Indigenous workers rejected Ford's midwestern Puritanism, turning the place into a ribald tropical boomtown. And his efforts to apply a system of regimented mass production to the Amazon's diversity resulted in a rash environmental assault that foreshadowed many of the threats laying waste to the rain forest today."--Publisher
Awards note
National Book Award Finalist, Nonfiction, 2009
Cataloging source
KIJ
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Target audience
specialized
Label
Fordlandia : the rise and fall of Henry Ford's forgotten jungle city, Greg Grandin
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Nothing is wrong with anything -- Under an American flag -- The cow must go -- Absolute Americanisms -- That's where we sure can get gold -- Fordville -- They will all die -- Everything Jake -- When Ford comes -- Two rivers -- Smoke and ash -- Prophesied subjection -- The Ford way of thinking -- What would you give for a good job? -- Let's wander out yonder -- Kill all the Americans -- American pastoral -- Good lines, straight and true -- Mountains of the moon -- Only God can grow a tree -- Standard practices -- Bonfire of the Caterpillars -- Fallen empire of rubber -- Tomorrow land -- Epilogue: Still waiting for Henry Ford
Control code
763604366
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xiv, 416 pages
Isbn
9780312429621
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(Picador : paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)763604366

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