Automobile in American History and Culture: A Reference Guide

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This comprehensive reference guide reviews the literature concerning the impact of the automobile on American social, economic, and political history. Covering the complete history of the automobile to date, twelve chapters of bibliographic essays describe the important works in a series of related topics and provide broad thematic contexts. This work includes general histories of the automobile, the industry it spawned and labor-management relations, as well as biographies of famous automotive personalities. ...

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Overview

This comprehensive reference guide reviews the literature concerning the impact of the automobile on American social, economic, and political history. Covering the complete history of the automobile to date, twelve chapters of bibliographic essays describe the important works in a series of related topics and provide broad thematic contexts. This work includes general histories of the automobile, the industry it spawned and labor-management relations, as well as biographies of famous automotive personalities. Focusing on books concerned with various social aspects, chapters discuss such issues as the car's influence on family life, youth, women, the elderly, minorities, literature, and leisure and recreation. Berger has also included works that investigate the government's role in aiding and regulating the automobile, with sections on roads and highways, safety, and pollution. The guide concludes with an overview of reference works and periodicals in the field and a description of selected research collections.

The Automobile in American History and Culture provides a resource with which to examine the entire field and its structure. Popular culture scholars and enthusiasts involved in automotive research will appreciate the extensive scope of this reference. Cross-referenced throughout, it will serve as a valuable research tool.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780313245589
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/28/2001
  • Series: American Popular Culture Series
  • Pages: 512
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

MICHAEL L. BERGER is Vice President for Academic Affairs at Arcadia University in Glenside, Pennsylvannia. He serves as Secretary of the Society of Automotive Historians.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
I General Industrial Histories and Biographies 1
1 Histories of the Automobile and Automotive Manufacturing 3
2 Famous Automotive Personalities 35
3 Organization, Management, and Sales within the Automotive Industry 69
4 Automotive Engineering and Design 105
II Specialized Sociological and Cultural Studies 141
5 The Automobile and Interpersonal Relationships 143
6 The Automobile and Community Change 173
7 The Automobile and American Culture 205
8 Personal Leisure and Recreation 241
9 The Sport of Motor Racing 275
III Political Analyses and Polemics 307
10 Government Influences: Regulations, Resources, and Roads 309
11 Contemporary Socioeconomic Problems 341
IV Reference and Research Sources 375
12 Reference Works and Periodicals 377
App. 1 Selected Chronology of American Automotive History Events 407
App. 2: Research Collections 429
Author Index 443
Subject Index 465
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