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American autopia : an intellectual history of the American roadside at midcentury

Author: Gabrielle M Esperdy
Publisher: Charlottesville ; London : University of Virginia Press, [2019] ©2019
Series: Midcentury (Charlottesville, Va.)
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Early to mid-twentieth-century America was the heyday of a car culture that has been called an ""automobile utopia"". In American Autopia, Gabrielle Esperdy examines how the automobile influenced  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gabrielle M Esperdy
ISBN: 9780813942957 0813942950
OCLC Number: 1091587382
Description: xv, 358 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm.
Contents: The car and what came of it --
Roadside metropolis --
Autopia and its discontents --
Learning from autopia --
The twilight of autopia.
Series Title: Midcentury (Charlottesville, Va.)
Responsibility: Gabrielle Esperdy.

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"A singular book about underexamined evidence. While many of the cultural artifacts that Esperdy discusses will be familiar, her real subject is the intellectual matrix operating in the background of Read more...

 
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