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The Automobile and American Life

The Automobile and American Life Author John Heitmann
ISBN-10 9781476601991
Release 2009-02-22
Pages 260
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This is the story of how the automobile changed the essence of life in America. Both a general history of the automobile and a broad-ranging analysis of its cultural effects, the text addresses such topics as cars' inception as a mechanical curiosity and later a plaything for the well-to-do; Henry Ford and the rise of the machine age; competition and the evolving consumer in the 1920s; the development of roads and the accompanying road culture; religion, gender, courtship and sex; effects of the Great Depression and World War II; the 1950s golden age of automobiles and the emergence of youth culture; and how American car culture has been represented in film, song, poetry and literature.



The Automobile and American Life

The Automobile and American Life Author John Heitmann
ISBN-10 9780786440139
Release 2009-02-22
Pages 260
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"The book covers the automobile from inception and later a plaything for the well-to-do; Henry Ford and the machine age; competition in the 1920s; road culture; religion, gender, courtship and sex; Great Depression; World War II; 1950s and youth culture,hot rod and rock and roll; societal changes in the 1960s; and changes since 1980"--Provided by publisher.



Driving Around the USA

Driving Around the USA Author Martin W. Sandler
ISBN-10 9780195132304
Release 2003-12-04
Pages 64
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Describes the evolving role that the automobile has played in the history of the United States.



The Automobile and American Life 2D Ed

The Automobile and American Life  2D Ed Author John Heitmann
ISBN-10 147666935X
Release 2018-02-28
Pages 187
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In its updated second edition, this book tells the story of how the automobile transformed American life and how automotive design and technology have changed over time. The author covers the cars' inception as a mechanical curiosity and later a plaything for the wealthy; racing and the promotion of the industry; Henry Ford and the advent of mass production; market competition during the 1920s; the development of roads and accompanying highway culture; the effects of the Great Depression and World War II; the automotive Golden Age of the 1950s; oil crises and the turbulent 1970s; the decline and then resurgence of the Big Three; and how American car culture has been represented in film, music and literature.



The Automobile in American life

The Automobile in American life Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015071209574
Release 1989
Pages 32
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The Automobile and American Culture

The Automobile and American Culture Author David Lanier Lewis
ISBN-10 047208044X
Release 1983
Pages 423
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Looks at the impact of the automobile on American folkways



The Automobile in American Life Henry Ford Museum Greenfield Village

The Automobile in American Life  Henry Ford Museum   Greenfield Village Author G. Donald Adams
ISBN-10 OCLC:1004780889
Release 1989
Pages 32
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Carjacked The Culture of the Automobile and Its Effect on Our Lives

Carjacked  The Culture of the Automobile and Its Effect on Our Lives Author Catherine Lutz
ISBN-10 9780230102194
Release 2010-01-05
Pages 272
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Carjacked is an in-depth look at our obsession with cars. While the automobile's contribution to global warming and the effects of volatile gas prices are is widely known, the problems we face every day because of our cars are much more widespread and yet much less known -- from the surprising $14,000 per year that the average family pays each year for the vehicles it owns, to the increase in rates of obesity and asthma to which cars contribute, to the 40,000 deaths and 2.5 million crash injuries each and every year. Carjacked details the complex impact of the automobile on modern society and shows us how to develop a healthier, cheaper, and greener relationship with cars.



Asphalt Nation

Asphalt Nation Author Jane Holtz Kay
ISBN-10 9780307819970
Release 2012-06-20
Pages 418
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Asphalt Nation is a major work of urban studies that examines how the automobile has ravaged America’s cities and landscape, and how we can fight back. The automobile was once seen as a boon to American life, eradicating the pollution caused by horses and granting citizens new levels of personal freedom and mobility. But it was not long before the servant became the master—public spaces were designed to accommodate the automobile at the expense of the pedestrian, mass transportation was neglected, and the poor, unable to afford cars, saw their access to jobs and amenities worsen. Now even drivers themselves suffer, as cars choke the highways and pollution and congestion have replaced the fresh air of the open road. Today our world revolves around the car—as a nation, we spend eight billion hours a year stuck in traffic. In Asphalt Nation, Jane Holtz Kay effectively calls for a revolution to reverse our automobile-dependency. Citing successful efforts in places from Portland, Maine, to Portland, Oregon, Kay shows us that radical change is not impossible by any means. She demonstrates that there are economic, political, architectural, and personal solutions that can steer us out of the mess. Asphalt Nation is essential reading for everyone interested in the history of our relationship with the car, and in the prospect of returning to a world of human mobility.



Nation on Wheels

Nation on Wheels Author Mark S. Foster
ISBN-10 015507542X
Release 2003
Pages 216
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Examines the impact of the automobile on American society since the end of World War Two in the areas of mass transit, development of the United Auto Workers, rise of suburbia, auto racing, and the automobile's relationship to the youth culture.



The Life of the Automobile

The Life of the Automobile Author Steven Parissien
ISBN-10 9781466836235
Release 2014-05-13
Pages 448
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The Life of the Automobile is the first comprehensive world history of the car. The automobile has arguably shaped the modern era more profoundly than any other human invention, and author Steven Parissien examines the impact, development, and significance of the automobile over its turbulent and colorful 130-year history. Readers learn the grand and turbulent history of the motor car, from its earliest appearance in the 1880s—as little more than a powered quadricycle—and the innovations of the early pioneer carmakers. The author examines the advances of the interwar era, the Golden Age of the 1950s, and the iconic years of the 1960s to the decades of doubt and uncertainty following the oil crisis of 1973, the global mergers of the 1990s, the bailouts of the early twenty-first century, and the emergence of the electric car. This is not just a story of horsepower and performance but a tale of extraordinary people: of intuitive carmakers such as Karl Benz, Sir Henry Royce, Giovanni Agnelli (Fiat), André Citroën, and Louis Renault; of exceptionally gifted designers such as the eccentric, Ohio-born Chris Bangle (BMW); and of visionary industrialists such as Henry Ford, Ferdinand Porsche (the Volkswagen Beetle), and Gene Bordinat (the Ford Mustang), among numerous other game changers. Above all, this comprehensive history demonstrates how the epic story of the car mirrors the history of the modern era, from the brave hopes and soaring ambitions of the early twentieth century to the cynicism and ecological concerns of a century later. Bringing to life the flamboyant entrepreneurs, shrewd businessmen, and gifted engineers that worked behind the scenes to bring us horsepower and performance, The Life of the Automobile is a globe-spanning account of the auto industry that is sure to rev the engines of entrepreneurs and gearheads alike.



Automobiles in American Life

Automobiles in American Life Author Charles L. Sanford
ISBN-10 OCLC:225283865
Release 1979
Pages 187
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Cars for Comrades

Cars for Comrades Author Lewis H. Siegelbaum
ISBN-10 0801446384
Release 2008
Pages 309
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Deeply researched and engagingly told, this masterful and entertaining biography of the Soviet automobile provides a new perspective on one of the twentieth century's most iconic—and important—technologies and a novel approach to understanding the USSR.



The Automobile Age

The Automobile Age Author James J. Flink
ISBN-10 0262560550
Release 1990
Pages 456
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Looks at the evolution of the American automobile, describes the car's impact on U.S. society, and discusses the auto industry, mass-production, labor relations, and marketing



The Mechanical Horse

The Mechanical Horse Author Margaret Guroff
ISBN-10 9780292743625
Release 2016-04-05
Pages 295
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With cities across the country adding miles of bike lanes and building bike-share stations, bicycling is enjoying a new surge of popularity in America. It seems that every generation or two, Americans rediscover the freedom of movement, convenience, and relative affordability of the bicycle. The earliest two-wheeler, the draisine, arrived in Philadelphia in 1819 and astonished onlookers with the possibility of propelling themselves “like lightning.” Two centuries later, the bicycle is still the fastest way to cover ground on gridlocked city streets. Filled with lively stories, The Mechanical Horse reveals how the bicycle transformed American life. As bicycling caught on in the nineteenth century, many of the country’s rough, rutted roads were paved for the first time, laying a foundation for the interstate highway system. Cyclists were among the first to see the possibilities of self-directed, long-distance travel, and some of them (including a fellow named Henry Ford) went on to develop the automobile. Women shed their cumbersome Victorian dresses—as well as their restricted gender roles—so they could ride. And doctors recognized that aerobic exercise actually benefits the body, which helped to modernize medicine. Margaret Guroff demonstrates that the bicycle’s story is really the story of a more mobile America—one in which physical mobility has opened wider horizons of thought and new opportunities for people in all avenues of life.



Abandon Automobile

Abandon Automobile Author Melba Joyce Boyd
ISBN-10 0814328105
Release 2001
Pages 422
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A rich, multicultural anthology of Detroit poetry features representative works from the 1930s to the present day and includes poems by Philip Levine, Dudley Randall, John Sinclair, W. D. Snodgrass, Naomi Long Madgett, Robert Hayden, and other notable writers. Simultaneous.



Divided Highways

Divided Highways Author Tom Lewis
ISBN-10 9780801467837
Release 2013-04-19
Pages 384
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In Divided Highways, Tom Lewis offers an encompassing account of highway development in the United States. In the early twentieth century Congress created the Bureau of Public Roads to improve roads and the lives of rural Americans. The Bureau was the forerunner of the Interstate Highway System of 1956, which promoted a technocratic approach to modern road building sometimes at the expense of individual lives, regional characteristics, and the landscape. With thoughtful analysis and engaging prose Lewis charts the development of the Interstate system, including the demographic and economic pressures that influenced its planning and construction and the disputes that pitted individuals and local communities against engineers and federal administrators. This is a story of America's hopes for its future life and the realities of its present condition. It is an engaging history of the people and policies that profoundly transformed the American landscape-and the daily lives of Americans. In this updated edition of Divided Highways, Lewis brings his story of the Interstate system up to date, concluding with Boston's troubled and yet triumphant Big Dig project, the growing antipathy for big federal infrastructure projects, and the uncertain economics of highway projects both present and future.