MyMediaDiary welcomes back Tom Reed with his fellow co-producer of Digging Detroit, Pete Kalinski, as they discuss the early days of Detroit's automotive history with historians Bailey Sisoy Isgro and Madelyn Rzadkowolski, curator of Meadowbrook.
- Advertising’s current portrayal of the Dodge Brothers
- Dodge's famous dependability—and fix-it-yourself car kits
- General Patton and the Dodge military contract
- Women and Detroit’s cigar industry as a vehicle for entry into the workforce (and why Detroit was a cigar center)
- Using campaigns of conscience to get women into the workforce during WWI
- Detroit’s African American 600% population boom between 1910-1920
- Detroit as the “Paris of the Midwest”
- More campaigns of conscience to force women out of the workplace after WWII
- Dodge’s role in the arsenal of democracy
- Fear of women earning too much--and gaining political clout)
- Promoting the myth of the non-communist “nuclear family” in the nuclear age
Produced by Kevin Walsh of MMD Productions (www.mmdphotovideo.com).
Recorded January 10, 2015 in Royal Oak, Michigan.