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.
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.
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.
Their intense faith and strict adherence to 300-year-old traditions have by turn captivated and repelled, awed and irritated, inspired and confused America.
Robert E. Lee, the leading Confederate general of the American Civil War, remains a source of fascination and, for some, veneration.
Legendary bank robber John Dillinger garnered the admiration of many struggling Americans, but FBI took him down with a message: crime doesn't pay.
As the star attraction of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, Annie Oakley thrilled audiences around the world with her shooting feats. Part of the Wild West collection.
The influential musical pioneers from Appalachia whose recordings lifted spirits during the Great Depression.
America came apart in 1964 and has since been reborn.
President Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger initiated a secret diplomatic breakthrough with Mao Tse-tung that shocked and changed the world.
An African American minister whose dream of ending racism galvanized millions of Americans in the civil rights movement.