The Automobile and American Life

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This is the story of how the automobile changed the essence of life in America. Both a general history of the automobile and a broad-ranging analysis of its cultural effects, the text addresses such topics as cars' inception as a mechanical curiosity and later a plaything for the well-to-do; Henry Ford and the rise of the machine age; competition and the evolving consumer in the 1920s; the development of roads and the accompanying road culture; religion, gender, courtship and sex; effects of the Great Depression and World War II; the 1950s golden age of automobiles and the emergence of youth culture; and how American car culture has been represented in film, song, poetry and literature.

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About the Author:

John Heitmann is alumni chair in humanities and a professor of history at the University of Dayton in Dayton, Ohio.

Review:

"The prose is almost flawless, and the writing never feels beleaguered...it is almost like the author enjoyed every topic and every page. Highly recommended. All collections." --Choice

"A great starting point for any student of American automotive history and a worthwhile addition to a collector's bookshelf." --Autoweek

"Fun, informative, and close to a prewar bull's eye!" --Prewar Auto Notes

"A great starting point for any student of American automotive history and a worthwhile addition to a collector's bookshelf." --Autoweek

"Fun, informative, and close to a prewar bull's eye!" --Prewar Auto Notes

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