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Dodge, Detroit & Women in Industry

Dodge, Detroit & Women in Industry

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 M