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Author: Ben Hamper

Year Published: 1991

Description: In Rivethead:  Tales from the Assembly Line, fourth generation auto worker Ben Hamper chronicled with both wit and wrath his years spent working in a General Motors assembly plant in Flint, Michigan and the childhood experiences that led him there.  Through separate but interwoven essays originally published in a local paper, it shined a light on abusive management practices, the cyclical layoff and rehiring process, and the general monotony of the factory life that paradoxically proffered so many Americans both stability and discontent.

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