At the crossroads : middle America and the battle to save the car industry / Abe Aamidor & Ted Evanoff

Author(s): Aamidor, Abraham
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Subjects: Automobile industry and trade--Social aspects--United States
Automobile industry and trade--Indiana--Kokomo
Deindustrialization--Social aspects--United States
Middle class--United States
Automobile industry and trade--United States
Kokomo (Ind.)--Economic conditions
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Toronto : ECW Press, c2010
LC Classification: H, HD
Physical Description: xi, 390 p. ; 24 cm
Table of Contents: Ch. 1. The Perfect storm 1
Ch. 2. Dogs at the Gate 23
Ch. 3. Their Year of Decision 45
Ch. 4. Government Motors 71
Ch. 5. UAW 101
Ch. 6. Ciao! 135
Ch. 7. What's Good for General Motors ... 165
Ch. 8. Reuther's Ghost 201
Ch. 9. Saving Our Cities 235
Ch. 10. Electric Shock 271
Ch. 11. What's Good for Wall Street 313
Ch. 12. Into the Brink 359
Bibliography 379
Index 381
Additional Authors: Evanoff, Ted
Notes: LCCN: 2010413172
ISBN: 9781550229042 (bound)
ISBN: 1550229044 (bound)
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents: Perfect storm -- Dogs at the gate -- Their year of decision -- Government motors -- UAW -- Ciao! -- What's good for General Motors ... -- Reuther's ghost -- Saving our cities -- Electric shock -- What's good for Wall Street ... -- Into the brink
Review: "Three hundred and fifty miles southwest of Detroit, the roads run straight to the horizon in between tall cornfields and past gothic farmhouses, but also through small towns with traditional courthouse squares, brick-walled factory buildings, and now-cold smokestacks that tell of a faded industrial splendor. This is the heartland, the center of the center, the middle of the industrial Middle West. Once the vibrant core of America, it is becoming the New Appalachia." "President Barack Obama's administration has shored up Chrysler Corporation and General Motors Corporation with $77 billion worth of federal loans, at least for the time being. But the 2009 bailout of Detroit failed to halt the "Rust Belt" deterioration afflicting Middle America." "At the Crossroads tells the story of Detroit's collapse and a failed national industrial policy from the point of view of those most affected by it - the factory workers, small business owners, and mayors of small manufacturing towns like Kokomo, Marion, and Bedford in Indiana, the number two auto manufacturing state after Michigan and the number one manufacturing state overall based on a percentage of population."--BOOK JACKET
OCLC Number: 463764698
ISBN/ISSN: 9781550229042