Reading the Road: U.S. 40 American Landscape


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Once known as the National Highway, U.S. 40 has long been a major east-west route across America. In this fascinating and profusely illustrated book, Thomas J. Schlereth explores the historic landscapes and cultural legacies that are evident alongside the 156 miles of the highway that bisect central Indiana. In Part I, the author shows how the extant physical evidence of any American road can be interpreted in a way that illuminates its historical development and contemporary meaning. Part II applies those interpretive ...

Reading the Road: U.S. 40 American Landscape 1997, Univ Tennessee Press

ISBN-13: 9780870499456

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