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Rivethead: Tales from the Assembly Line Summary
Ben Hamper

Everything you need to understand or teach Ben Hamper by Ben Hamper.

  • Rivethead: Tales from the Assembly Line Summary & Study Guide
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Rivethead: Tales from the Assembly Line Summary

Plot Summary

Rivethead: Tales from the Assembly Line by Bernard Egan "Ben" Hamper III, is a work of non-fiction. The book details the life of an average kid in Flint, Michigan who was pre-destined to end up working as a shoprat in one of the ten auto factory plants in the region. No one ever sets out to be a "shoprat;" it just seems to happen that way.

Hamper's father, Bernard, slaved in the factory until the man could stand it no longer. Everyone in Hamper's family and extended family had put in their time at the factories. Bernard Hamper I answered the call in 1930. The man spent the next forty years watching as the automobile industry changed and evolved. The grandfather retired, which was against the original plan and died from cancer at age 52. It had been exactly one week since the former worker had received his first pension...

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