Storied Independent Automakers

Residing in large part in the DaimlerChrysler Corporate Collection, these sources have been seldom tapped by other scholars before this volume.

Author: Charles K. Hyde

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 9780814340868

Category: Business & Economics

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With roots extending back to the first decade of the twentieth century, Nash Motor Company and the Hudson Motor Car Company managed to compete and even prosper as independent producers until they merged in 1954 to form the American Motors Company, which itself remained independent until it was bought in 1987 by the Chrysler Corporation. In Storied Independent Automakers, renowned automotive scholar Charles K. Hyde argues that these companies, while so far neglected by auto history scholars, made notable contributions to automotive engineering and styling and were an important part of the American automobile industry. Hyde investigates how the relatively small corporations struggled in a postwar marketplace increasingly dominated by the giant firms of Ford, General Motors, and Chrysler, which benefited from economies of scale in styling, engineering, tooling, marketing, and sales. He examines the innovations that kept the independents' products distinctive from those of the Big Three and allowed them to survive and sometimes prosper against their larger competitors. Hyde also focuses on the visionary leaders who managed the companies, including Charles Nash, Roy D. Chapin, Howard Coffin, George Mason, George Romney, and Roy D. Chapin Jr., who have been largely unexamined by other scholars. Finally, Hyde analyzes the ultimate failure of the American Motors Company and the legacy it left for carmakers and consumers today. Storied Independent Automakers is based on extensive research in archival collections generated by the three companies. Residing in large part in the DaimlerChrysler Corporate Collection, these sources have been seldom tapped by other scholars before this volume. Auto historians and readers interested in business history will enjoy Storied Independent Automakers.
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Storied Independent Automakers

Introduction he " Big Three " American automakers ( General Motors ... of the independent automakers to survive.3 The same can be said of the stories of the ...

Author: Charles K. Hyde

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 0814334466

Category: Transportation

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Explores the business history of three major independent American automakers-Nash Motor Company, the Hudson Motor Car Company, and the American Motors Company-that faced fierce competition from the "Big Three."
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Images from the Arsenal of Democracy

In Images from the Arsenal of Democracy, Hyde presents a selection of nearly three hundred of these documentary photos in striking black and white, with brief captions.

Author: Charles K. Hyde

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 9780814339824

Category: History

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While researching his previous study, Arsenal of Democracy: The American Automobile Industry in World War II (Wayne State University Press, 2013), award-winning automotive historian Charles K. Hyde discovered the many remarkable photos that were part of the era’s historical documentation. In Images from the Arsenal of Democracy, Hyde presents a selection of nearly three hundred of these documentary photos in striking black and white, with brief captions. Taken together, the images create a captivating portrait of this crucial moment in American business, military, and cultural history. Images from the Arsenal of Democracy spans from 1940 until the end of the war, presenting up-close, rarely seen views of newly built plants and repurposed production lines, a staggering variety of war products and components, and the many workers behind Detroit’s wartime production miracles. The human faces that Hyde presents are especially compelling, as photos show the critical role played by previously underused workers—namely women and African Americans. Images from the Arsenal is divided into chapters by theme, including “Preparing for War before Pearl Harbor”; “Planning Defense Production after Pearl Harbor”; “Aircraft Engines and Propellers”; “Aircraft Components and Complete Aircraft”; “Tanks and Other Armored Vehicles”; “Jeeps, Trucks, and Amphibious Vehicles”; “Guns, Shells, Bullets, and Other War Goods”; “The New Workers”; and “Celebrating the Production Achievements.” The first comprehensive and detailed history drawn solely from the surviving photographic record of wartime Detroit, Images from the Arsenal will be appreciated by automotive historians, World War II scholars, and American history buffs.
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A Grand Complication

... Cars and Culture: The Life Story of Technology (Johns Hopkins University Press, ... Storied Independent Automakers (Wayne State University Press, 2009), ...

Author: Stacy Perman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439190104

Category: History

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Two wealthy and powerful men engage in a decades-long contest to create and possess the most remarkable watch in history. James Ward Packard of Warren, Ohio, was an entrepreneur and a talented engineer of infinite curiosity, a self-made man who earned millions from his inventions, including the design and manufacture of America’s first luxury car—the elegant and storied Packard. Henry Graves, Jr., was the very essence of blue-blooded refinement in the early 1900s: son of a Wall Street financier, a central figure in New York high society, and a connoisseur of beautiful things—especially fine watches. Then, as now, expensive watches were the ultimate sign of luxury and wealth, but in the early twentieth century the limitless ambition, wealth, and creativity of these two men pushed the boundaries of mathematics, astronomy, craftsmanship, technology, and physics to create ever more ingenious timepieces. In any watch, features beyond the display of hours, minutes, and seconds are known as “complications.” Packard and Graves spurred acclaimed Swiss watchmaker Patek Philippe to create the Mona Lisa of timepieces—a fabled watch that incorporated twenty-four complications and took nearly eight years to design and build. For the period, it was the most complicated watch ever created. For years it disappeared, but then it surfaced at a Sotheby’s auction in 1999, touching off a heated bidding war, shattering all known records when it fetched $11 million from an anonymous bidder. New York Times bestselling author Stacy Perman takes us from the clubby world of New York high society into the ateliers of the greatest Swiss watchmakers, and into the high-octane, often secretive subculture of modern-day watch collecting. With meticulous research, vivid historical details, and a wealth of dynamic personalities, A Grand Complication is the fascinating story of the thrilling duel between two of the most intriguing men of the early twentieth century. Above all, it is a sweeping chronicle of innovation, the desire for beauty, and the lengths people will go to possess it.
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Champion of the Lark

Hyde, C.K. Storied Independent Automakers. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2009. Johnson, H. “The Studebaker Flat Four Engine.

Author: Robert R. Ebert

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786474202

Category: Transportation

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A career engineer at Studebaker, Harold E. Churchill became president of the recently merged Studebaker-Packard Corporation in 1956, at a time when finances were shaky and an aging product line was losing ground to the Big Three. Quickly launching a program of "realism and common sense," he focused the company's energies on a few selected market segments where he saw opportunities for gain. His vision for a compact economy car led to the Lark, the hit model that Studebaker desperately needed. This thorough examination of Churchill's leadership of Studebaker-Packard draws upon Board of Directors minutes, internal documents, oral histories and media reports in constructing a detailed account of these crucial years. In addition to covering the cars and trucks produced under Churchill in detail, it closely traces Churchill's actions as president and analyzes his motivations, the pressures he faced, his leadership style and the success or failure of his tenure.
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Encyclopedia of White Collar and Corporate Crime

Hyde, C. K. Storied Independent Automakers: Nash, Hudson, and American Motors. Detroit, MI: Wayne State University Press, 2009.

Author: Lawrence M. Salinger

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781452276168

Category: Business & Economics

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Since the first edition of the Encyclopedia of White Collar and Corporate Crime was produced in 2004, the number and severity of these crimes have risen to the level of calamity, so much so that many experts attribute the near-Depression of 2008 to white-collar malfeasance, namely crimes of greed and excess by bankers and financial institutions. Whether the perpetrators were prosecuted or not, white-collar and corporate crime came near to collapsing the U.S. economy. In the 7 years since the first edition was produced we have also seen the largest Ponzi scheme in history (Maddoff), an ecological disaster caused by British Petroleum and its subcontractors (Gulf Oil Spill), and U.S. Defense Department contractors operating like vigilantes in Iraq (Blackwater). White-collar criminals have been busy, and the Second Edition of this encyclopedia captures what has been going on in the news and behind the scenes with new articles and updates to past articles.
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American Business Since 1920

For an analysis of other car manufacturers, see Charles K. Hyde, Storied Independent Automakers: Nash, Hudson, and American Motors (2009).

Author: Thomas K. McCraw

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119097297

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 408

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Revised edition of American business since 1920, c2009.
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Yesterday There Was Glory

Hyde, Charles K. Storied Independent Automakers: Nash, Hudson, and American Motors. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2009. Ireland, M.W. The Medical ...

Author: Gerald Andrew Howell

Publisher: University of North Texas Press

ISBN: 9781574417043

Category: History

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In 1946, World War I veteran and self-described “buck private in the rear rank” Gerald Andrew Howell finished a memoir of the experiences of his squad from the 39th Infantry Regiment, 4th Division, and their “moments of horror, tragedy, humor, amour, [and] promiscuity” in Europe. This was “the old Army as it used to be,” Howell explains—the saga of the “down-trodden doughboy.” A few months later Howell was dead, his manuscript unpublished. Jeffrey Patrick discovered the memoir and the author’s correspondence with publishers and took on the task of bringing it to publication at last. Yesterday There Was Glory is an unpretentious account of men at war, from training camp to the occupation of Germany. It includes graphic descriptions of the battlefield, of shell fire, gas attacks, and lice. “Between the attacks the men would lay in their wet holes and pray for relief. But no relief came,” Howell remembers. He recalls much more than the horrors of combat, however, chronicling the diverse collection of heroes, professional warriors, shirkers, and braggarts that made up the American Expeditionary Forces. Howell and his comrades longed for wounds that would allow them to escape the war, but resolutely engaged the Germans in hand-to-hand combat. They poked fun at their comrades, but were willing to share their last can of food. They endured difficult marches, pursued “mademoiselles” and “frauleins,” and even staged a “strike” to protest mistreatment by their officers. They were as “ribald as any soldiery in any army,” Howell admits, but “underneath this veneer, they were really patriotic, steadfast and sincere.” Patrick provides an editor’s introduction and annotations to explain terms and sources in the memoir. Howell’s account preserves the flavor of army life with conversations and banter in soldier language, including the uncensored doughboy profanity often heard but seldom recorded.
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Detroit

White and Marshall, What Caused the Detroit Riots?, 7; Charles K. Hyde, Storied Independent Automakers: Nash, Hudson, and American Motors (Detroit:Wayne ...

Author: Scott Martelle

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 9781613730690

Category: History

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Detroit was established as a French settlement three-quarters of a century before the founding of this nation. A remote outpost built to protect trapping interests, it grew as agriculture expanded on the new frontier. Its industry leapt forward with the completion of the Erie Canal, which opened up the Great Lakes to the East Coast. Surrounded by untapped natural resources, Detroit turned iron into stoves and railcars, and eventually cars by the millions. This vibrant commercial hub attracted businessmen and labor organizers, European immigrants and African Americans from the rural South. At its heyday in the 1950s and ’60s, one in six American jobs were connected to the auto industry and Detroit. And then the bottom fell out. Detroit: A Biography takes a long, unflinching look at the evolution of one of America’s great cities, and one of the nation’s greatest urban failures. It seeks to explain how the city grew to become the heart of American industry and how its utter collapse resulted from a confluence of public policies, private industry decisions, and deep, thick seams of racism. This updated paperback edition includes recent developments under Michigan’s Emergency Manager law. And it raises the question: when we look at modern-day Detroit, are we looking at the ghost of America’s industrial past or its future? Scott Martelle is the author of The Fear Within and Blood Passion and is a professional journalist who has written for the Detroit News, the Los Angeles Times, the Rochester Times-Union, and more.
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Arsenal of Democracy

In Arsenal of Democracy: The American Automobile Industry in World War II, award-winning historian Charles K. Hyde details the industry's transition to a wartime production powerhouse and some of its notable achievements along the way.

Author: Charles K. Hyde

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 9780814339527

Category: History

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Throughout World War II, Detroit's automobile manufacturers accounted for one-fifth of the dollar value of the nation's total war production, and this amazing output from "the arsenal of democracy" directly contributed to the allied victory. In fact, automobile makers achieved such production miracles that many of their methods were adopted by other defense industries, particularly the aircraft industry. In Arsenal of Democracy: The American Automobile Industry in World War II, award-winning historian Charles K. Hyde details the industry's transition to a wartime production powerhouse and some of its notable achievements along the way. Hyde examines several innovative cooperative relationships that developed between the executive branch of the federal government, U.S. military services, automobile industry leaders, auto industry suppliers, and the United Automobile Workers (UAW) union, which set up the industry to achieve production miracles. He goes on to examine the struggles and achievements of individual automakers during the war years in producing items like aircraft engines, aircraft components, and complete aircraft; tanks and other armored vehicles; jeeps, trucks, and amphibians; guns, shells, and bullets of all types; and a wide range of other weapons and war goods ranging from search lights to submarine nets and gyroscopes. Hyde also considers the important role played by previously underused workers-namely African Americans and women-in the war effort and their experiences on the line. Arsenal of Democracy includes an analysis of wartime production nationally, on the automotive industry level, by individual automakers, and at the single plant level. For this thorough history, Hyde has consulted previously overlooked records collected by the Automobile Manufacturers Association that are now housed in the National Automotive History Collection of the Detroit Public Library. Automotive historians, World War II scholars, and American history buffs will welcome the compelling look at wartime industry in Arsenal of Democracy.
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The Michigan Historical Review

STORIED INDEPENDENT AUTOMAKERS STORIED INDEPENDENT AUTOMAKERS NASH , HUDSON ... He brings us the engaging stories of engineers , managers , and stylists who ...

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Michigan History

Storied Independent Automakers : Nash , Hudson , and American Motors BY CHARLES K. HYDE “ Despite a full workweek the boys still had time for ...

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In the Rings of Saturn

... I came to a vast ruin, the multistoried hulk of onetime auto king, ... the disappearance of practically all the independent automakers in Detroit, ...

Author: Joe Sherman

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780195072440

Category: Business & Economics

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Discusses the role of General Motors, America's largest auto maker, in the creation of Saturn, examining the successes and failures of the project and the individuals and corporate machinations involved
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The American Enterprise

... the fact that Mitsubishi still exists as an independent automaker that could ... storied European aircraft maker Fokker went under when Airbus took over ...

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Collision Course

France's auto industry directly employs about 205,000 people and supports 2.2 ... But the French automaker has a storied history dating back more than 100 ...

Author: Hans Greimel

Publisher: Harvard Business Press

ISBN: 9781647820480

Category: Business & Economics

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In Japan it's called the "Ghosn Shock"—the stunning arrest of Carlos Ghosn, the jet-setting CEO who saved Nissan and made it part of a global automotive empire. Even more shocking was his daring escape from Japan, packed into a box and put on a private jet to Lebanon after months spent in a Japanese detention center, subsisting on rice gruel. This is the saga of what led to the Ghosn Shock and what was left in its wake. Ghosn spent two decades building a colossal partnership between Nissan and Renault that looked like a new model for a global business, but the alliance's shiny image fronted an unsteady, tense operation. Culture clashes, infighting among executives and engineers, dueling corporate traditions, and government maneuvering constantly threatened the venture. Journalists Hans Greimel and William Sposato have followed the story up close, with access to key players, including Ghosn himself. Veteran Tokyo-based reporters, they have witnessed the end of Japan's bubble economy and attempts at opening Japan Inc. to the world. They've seen the fraying of keiretsu, Japan's traditional skein of business relationships, and covered numerous corporate scandals, of which the Ghosn Shock and Ghosn's subsequent escape stand above all. Expertly reported, Collision Course explores the complex suspicions around what and who was really responsible for Ghosn's ouster and why one of the top executives in the world would risk everything to escape the country. It explains how economics, history, national interests, cultural politics, and hubris collided, crumpling the legacy of arguably the most important foreign businessman ever to set foot in Japan. This gripping, unforgettable narrative, full of fascinating characters, serves as part cautionary tale, part object lesson, and part forewarning of the increasing complexity of doing global business in a nationalistic world.
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The Political Economy of Automotive Industrialization in East Asia

The rise of patents awarded to independent brands, particularly private companies ... From the 1950s through the 1970s, Chinese automakers copied Soviet and ...

Author: Richard F. Doner

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780197520284

Category: Political Science

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East Asia is a powerhouse of automobile production. Yet, across the region, national automobile industries have had strikingly different patterns of development. Despite starting from equally low levels of performance and initially similar strategies, countries have experienced vastly different results. From Thailand's success as an assembly hub for foreign automakers and China's unexpected achievements in building its own car industry, to South Korea's impressive development of an integrated industry, to the Philippines' persistent weakness, these divergent paths offer a fascinating window into the determinants of economic growth. The Political Economy of Automotive Industrialization in East Asia provides a political explanation for why development strategies and performance have been so uneven within one of the world's most important regions. Utilizing interviews and original-language research from multiple nations, this book explains that factors such as market size and neoclassical economic policies alone cannot explain these patterns of development. Richard F. Doner, Gregory W. Noble, and John Ravenhill instead highlight the significance of two sets of factors: countries' very different capabilities for implementing policies and the political forces that help to explain the emergence of effective institutions. Through cross-national analyses of China, Taiwan, South Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Thailand, the book sets up a clear structure for understanding industrial development and how it enables or constrains the capabilities of domestic firms. Brief comparisons with Brazil, Mexico, and other developing countries confirm the utility of the analytic framework and demonstrate how it is superior both to accounts in mainstream economics and much of political science, which fail to give sufficient emphasis to the role of public and public-private institutions, or provide an explanation of the political bases of those institutions. In a world where auto assemblers and suppliers are facing new challenges in an ever-evolving industry--such as the transition to electric and autonomous vehicles--this book offers a crucial perspective on the centrality of institutional capacities and political economy. By tracing the divergent trajectories of seven nations, The Political Economy of Automotive Industrialization in East Asia offers lessons beyond the automobile industry that illustrate the broader importance of institutions to economic growth.
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Business Week

... cluding the storied 100 ment , Ford's F - series , for three straight months . ... an independent auto industry con- Steven A. Torok , Chrysler Corp.

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Porsche Excellence Was Expected

New chapters for the 2019 edition cover the continuing evolution of the iconic Porsche 911, the market success of the Cayenne, Cayman, Macan and Panamera, as well as Porsche's exotic 918 hybrid supercar and the winning 919 Hybrid LMP1 racer ...

Author: Karl E. Ludvigsen

Publisher: Bentley Publishers

ISBN: 0837617693

Category: Sports & Recreation

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"Porsche: Excellence Was Expected explores the history of the Porsche company, its cars, and its motor racing heritage from its beginning in 1948 through its sixty years as an independent family-owned car company to its continued success in 2019 under the auspices of the Volkswagen Group. Author Karl Ludvigsen goes behind the scenes to explore the events that eventually plunged Porsche into the hands of Volkswagen. And he outlines in detail just how and why, after the final schism from the Porsche/Piech dynasty in 2012, Porsche has continued to be Porsche. New material for the 2019 edition includes the continuing evolution of the iconic Porsche 911, allocating five chapters to dissecting the design and engineering of the Type 991 production cars and GT racers. He also looks at the continuing market success of the Cayenne, Cayman, Macan and Panamera. Competition coverage is expanded to include the exotic 918 hybrid and the winning 919 Hybrid LMP1 racer. A final chapter on Porsche's high-performance, all-electric Taycan production car points the way to the iconic sports-car maker's future."--Provided by publisher.
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Diamond Industria

The company absorbed an automaker affiliated with the bank , Prince Motor , in 1966 . Prince Motor was a company which became independent of Nakajima ...

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