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Henry Ford's folly

Marveling at the industrialist's dream of growing a Midwestern-style manufacturing center in the Amazon

Fordlandia, which included this dance hall, was set up to grow plantation rubber in Brazil to be used in car manufacturing. Fordlandia, which included this dance hall, was set up to grow plantation rubber in Brazil to be used in car manufacturing. (''Fordlandia'')
By David M. Shribman
June 14, 2009

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FORDLANDIA: The Rise and Fall of Henry Ford’s Forgotten Jungle City By Greg Grandin Metropolitan, 416 pp., illustrated, $27.50 (Full article: 952 words)

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