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Building the American highway system : engineers as policy makers

Author: Bruce Edsall Seely
Publisher: Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 1987.
Series: Technology and urban growth.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Bureau of Public Roads
History
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce Edsall Seely
ISBN: 0877224722 9780877224723
OCLC Number: 15223984
Description: xv, 315 pages, [12] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Building the constituency and setting the patterns, 1890-1921 --
The early good raods movement, 1890-1905 --
The progressives, expertise, and highways, 1905-16 --
The creation of a national highway system, 1916-21 --
The golden age of highway building, 1921-36 --
Building the federal-aid highway system, 1921-36 --
Highway research and the cooperative ethos, 1918-40 --
The paradox of cooperation and expertise : consensus highway standards, 1921-39 --
From rural ro urban road building, 1936-56 --
The failure of consensus, 1936-38 --
Planning and master plans, 1938-44 --
Shaping a new consensus : from postwar struggles to interstate highways, 1945-56 --
Highway engineers as policy makers.
Series Title: Technology and urban growth.
Responsibility: Bruce E. Seely.

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