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Machines of youth : America's car obsession

Author: Gary S Cross
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2018.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A history of America's love of cars, taking in everything from gangsters to hot rodders.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Cross, Gary S.
Machines of youth.
Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2018
(DLC) 2017049913
(OCoLC)1004264026
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gary S Cross
ISBN: 9780226341781 022634178X
OCLC Number: 1029547385
Description: 1 online resource (1 volume)
Contents: First in America: coming of age in automobiles --
Customizing and souping-up in the 1930s and 40s --
Hot rod wars: youth, their elders, and defining maturity on the road --
Cruising and parking: the peer culture of teen automobility, 1950-70 --
Greasers and their rods: two generations of exclusion and pride --
Low, slow, and latino --
Last stand of the cruiser --
The slow and nostalgic versus the fast and the furious --
The end of youth car culture?
Responsibility: Gary S. Cross.

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"Cross has crafted an evocative, well researched, and engagingly written account of the relationship young people had with the automobile in the decades after World War II."--David Farber, University Read more...

 
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