CREECA Fall 2021 Lecture Series
Forging Global Fordism: Nazi Germany, Soviet Russia, and the Contest Over the Industrial Order with Stefan Link
Thursday, October 7, 2021
As the United States rose to ascendancy in the first decades of the twentieth century, observers abroad associated American economic power most directly with its burgeoning automobile industry. In the 1930s, in a bid to emulate and challenge America, engineers from across the world flocked to Detroit. Chief among them were Nazi and Soviet specialists who sought to study, copy, and sometimes steal the techniques of American automotive mass production, or Fordism.