Henry Ford’s Forgotten Utopia

Henry Ford’s Forgotten Utopia

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Henry Ford’s Forgotten Utopia

Episode: Henry Ford’s Forgotten Utopia

  • May 7, 2021 7:00 pm
  • 37:59 mins

Henry Ford and Thomas Edison planned to build an American utopia, pollution-free and fully electrified with the help of a dam, in economically depressed Alabama. But a stubborn Nebraskan senator stood in his way. To get around him and achieve his dream, Ford hatched a campaign for the presidency of the United States. Ford eventually gave up the fight, but his ideas survived in FDR's New Deal. Guest: Thomas Hager, author of "Electric City: The Lost History of Ford and Edison’s American Utopia"

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