America and the Automobile: Technology, Reform and Social Change

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Manchester University Press, 1992 - Business & Economics - 202 pages
This interdisciplinary study of the early history of the automobile in the USA explores how the motorcar was accepted by an affluent class of society and interpreted as a means of achieving progressive, middle-class objectives.
 

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Contents

Changing gear
1
The end of the island community
13
The politics of highway engineering
37
The suburban solution
64
The Columbian Exposition manufacturing planning and the consumer culture
95
Fordism and the architecture of production
127
Conclusion
168
Bibliography
179
Index
195
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Peter J. Ling is reader in American history at the University of Nottingham His publications include Martin Luther King Jr. and The Democratic Party: A Photographic History.

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