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The National Road

Author: Karl B Raitz; George F Thompson
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©1996.
Series: Road and American culture.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
This comprehensive, authoritative, and richly illustrated volume offers a sweeping overview of the project that shaped the geography and history of the United States by uniting East and West - and, ultimately, dividing North and South. With its companion volume, A Guide to the National Road, it describes the origins, evolution, and meaning of the National Road for American culture, economics, and patterns of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
National Road.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©1996
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Karl B Raitz; George F Thompson
ISBN: 0801851556 9780801851551
OCLC Number: 33104162
Description: xviii, 489 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Contents: Part 1. Introduction --
The landscapes of mobility / Peirce Lewis --
The face of the country / Karl Raitz --
The American highway in art / Thomas J. Schlereth --
Part 2. Building the national road --
The idea of a national road / Joseph S. Wood --
Surveying and building the road / Billy Joe Peyton --
Extending the road west / Gregory S. Rose --
Adapting the road to new transport technology / Craig E. Colten --
Part 3. Image and landscape --
Travelers' impressions of the national road / John A. Jakle --
The road as a corridor for ideas / Hubert G.H. Wilhelm --
The US 40 roadside / Karl Raitz --
The Interstate 70 landscape / Richard H. Schein --
Part 4. The national road as American landscape heritage --
Never a stationary highway / Grady Clay and Karl Raitz --
Preserving the national road landscape / Glenn A. Harper --
Coda : access and landscape / Karl Raitz and Grady Clay --
Appendix : historic archaeology and the national road --
A chronology of contextual events.
Series Title: Road and American culture.
Responsibility: edited by Karl Raitz ; project director and director of photography, George F. Thompson ; cartography by Gyula Pauer.
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This volume provides an overview of the building of the National Road, a project that shaped the geography and history of the US by uniting east and west, and ultimately dividing north and south. It  Read more...


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