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Sinclair’s modern historical novel, Flivver King, tells two intertwined stories: that of industrialist Henry Ford (1863-1947) and that of a fictional Ford Motor Company employee, Abner Shutt, and his family. Along the way, the initially idealistic Ford grows increasingly hardened and callous. Once happy to speak to his workers individually, he increasingly regards them only as human capital, not as human beings.
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