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Divided Highways: Building the Interstate Highways, Transforming American Life

Divided Highways: Building the Interstate Highways, Transforming American Life

by Tom Lewis

Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 9780801478222
Pages: 387
Format: pdf, ePub, mobi, fb2
File size: 10 Mb
Date posting: 2021-06-22
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In Divided Highways, Tom Lewis offers an encompassing account of highway development in the United States. In the early twentieth century Congress created the Bureau of Public Roads to improve roads and the lives of rural Americans. The Bureau was the forerunner of the Interstate Highway System of 1956, which promoted a technocratic approach to modern road building sometimes at the expense of individual lives, regional characteristics, and the landscape. With thoughtful analysis and engaging prose Lewis charts ...