This week, we’ll be reading related pieces from Terkel’s Working and a piece from a “graphic adaptation” of the book as well. These will all have to do with aspects of the US automotive industry.
Here are a few links aimed at giving you a little background on the history and current state of the automotive industry in the United States.
Here’s a Wikipedia page dedicated to the subject. Skim it.
Here’s an MSNBC story from 2006. Read it.
Here’s a Wall Street Journal editorial from 2008. Read it.
Ask yourself: What have been the important historical trends and debates within the automotive industry in the last half-century or so?