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Fighting traffic : the dawn of the motor age in the American city

Author: Peter D Norton
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2008.
Series: Inside technology.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 'Fighting Traffic', Peter Norton argues that to accommodate automobiles the American city required not only a physical change, but also a social one - before the city could be restructured for the sake of motorists, its streets had to be socially reconstructed as a place where motorists belonged.
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Norton, Peter D.
Fighting traffic.
Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2008
(DLC) 2007035522
(OCoLC)170202979
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter D Norton
ISBN: 9780262280754 0262280752 9781435643505 143564350X 9780262293884 0262293889
OCLC Number: 228112316
Description: 1 online resource (vi, 396 pages) : illustrations.
Series Title: Inside technology.
Responsibility: Peter D. Norton.

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The fight for the future of the city street between pedestrians, street railways, and promoters of the automobile between 1915 and 1930.  Read more...

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"In this exquisitely researched book, Norton guides us through the complex and passionate debates that cleared the street to make way for the car. These decisions made decades ago still shape our Read more...

 
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