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Born in the U.S.A? Reconsidering the Origins and Legacy of the Assembly Line

Emily Redman is an Assistant Professor in the Department of History at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She is currently working on a book manuscript on the politics of math education reform in the 20th century United States.  America’s Assembly Line David E. Nye MIT Press, 2013 Despite its straightforward title, historian David Nye’s America’s Assembly Line expands the narrative of the iconic manufacturing process to position the assembly line as historically contingent, variably defined, and international in scope. America’s Assembly Line, then, actually questions both the “American-ness” and the specificity of the assembly line as a recognizable and fixed Read more