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

Author: Gabrielle M Esperdy
Publisher: Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, 2019. ©2019
Series: Midcentury (Charlottesville, Va.)
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : 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: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2019014784
(OCoLC)1091587382
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gabrielle M Esperdy
ISBN: 9780813943107 0813943108 9780813942957 0813942950
OCLC Number: 1122198614
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: The car and what came of it --
Roadside metropolis --
Autopia's 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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