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The motel in America

Author: John A Jakle; Keith A Sculle; Jefferson S Rogers
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 1996.
Series: Road and American culture.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In The Motel in America, John Jakle, Keith Sculle, and Jefferson Rogers take an informative and entertaining look at the history, architecture, and business of motels in the United States. Like Jakle and Sculle's acclaimed The Gas Station in America, this book explores the effect on American culture as citizens became motorists. The new breed of automobile traveler rejected the hotels of the railroad era, which  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Jakle, John A.
Motel in America.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 1996
(OCoLC)605152106
Online version:
Jakle, John A.
Motel in America.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 1996
(OCoLC)608670733
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John A Jakle; Keith A Sculle; Jefferson S Rogers
ISBN: 0801853834 9780801853838
OCLC Number: 34513125
Description: xiv, 387 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm.
Contents: The motel as architecture --
Mom-and-Pop enterprise --
Remember the Alamo plazas --
The rise of the place-product-packaging --
Motel franchising--part 1 --
Motel franchising--part 2 --
The changing motel room --
The nation's innkeeper --
The motel in Albuquerque.
Series Title: Road and American culture.
Responsibility: John A. Jakle, Keith A. Sculle, Jefferson S. Rogers.
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A look at the history, architecture, business and growth of motels in the US. The book considers what happened to American culture as its citizens became motorists.  Read more...

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