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January 2015
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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.

Topics include:

  • 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.

 

Direct download: MMD_DiggingDetroit_DodgeDetroitWomenInIndustry_Jan10_2015.mp3
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