The Henry Ford
Visitor information for the Henry Ford Museum, Greenfield Village, Factory Tour, and the Benson Ford Research Center, which includes historical records, photographs, and popular research topics.

Ford Motor Company Heritage
Company milestones, vehicle history, and descriptions of historic sites and innovators from the Ford Motor Company's corporate website.

Automotive History
An automotive history research guide from the Bentley Historical Library at the University of Michigan.

Detroit and the Great Migration, 1916-1929 
An overview of the city of Detroit, including religion, health, and race relations, from the Bentley Historical Library at the University of Michigan.

Detroit WestSiders 
An oral history project dedicated to documenting Detroit's historic and progressive African American communities from 1920 to 1950.

Rivera Court at the Detroit Institute for the Arts
Visitor information for Diego Rivera's Detroit Industry murals at the Detroit Institute of Arts.


Baldwin, Neil. Henry Ford and the Jews: The Mass Production of Hate. New York: Public Affairs (Perseus Books Group), 2003.

Bak, Richard. Henry and Edsel: The Creation of the Ford Empire. Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2003. 

Brinkley, Douglas. Wheels for the World: Henry Ford, His Company, and a Century of Progress. New York: Penguin Books, 2003.

Casey, Robert. The Model T: A Centennial History. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008.

Ford, Henry. My Life and Work. New York: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1923. 

Grandin, Greg. Fordlandia: The Rise and Fall of Henry Ford’s Forgotten Jungle City. New York: Metropolitan Books, 2009. 

Lewis, David L. The Public Image of Henry Ford: An American Folk Hero and His Company. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1976. 

Meyer, Stephen III. The Five Dollar Day: Labor Management and Social Control in the Ford Motor Company, 1908-1921. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 1981.

Nevins, Allan and Hill, Frank Ernest. Ford: The Times, the Man, the Company. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1954.

Nevins, Allan and Hill, Frank Ernest. Ford: Expansion and Challenge: 1915-1933. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1957.

Nevins, Allan and Hill, Frank Ernest. Ford: Decline and Rebirth: 1933-1962. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1963.

Olson, Sidney.  Young Henry Ford: A Picture History of the First Forty Years. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1997.

Sorensen, Charles E. My Forty Years with Ford. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., 1956.

Tedlow, Richard. Giants of Enterprise: Seven Business Innovators and the Empires They Built. New York: HarperCollins, 2001.

Watts, Steven. The People's Tycoon: Henry Ford and the American Century. New York: Vintage Books (Random House, Inc.), 2005.

My American Experience

My American Experience photos

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