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Sunshine and the Open Shop: Ford and Darwin in 1920s Los Angeles

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Abstract:

By 1910, Los Angeles was already notorious as national capital of the open shop. During World War I, the Chamber of Commerce launched an ambitious campaign to attract eastern investment to new manufacturing districts southeast of downtown. With the arrival of hundreds of branch plants in the 1920s, Los Angeles' business leaders—quoting Ford and vulgarizing Darwin—embraced a sweeping vision of Urban Eugenics based on scientific factory planning, proprietary industrial suburbs, mass-produced bungalows, and a racially selected workforce. Even Mother Nature was a scab.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-8330.00052

Affiliations: Department of Geography, CSU Northridge

Publication date: October 1, 1997

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