Remembering Roadside America

Author: John A. Jakle
Editor: Univ. of Tennessee Press
ISBN: 1572338334
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The use of cars and trucks over the past century has remade American geography—pushing big cities ever outward toward suburbanization, spurring the growth of some small towns while hastening the decline of others, and spawning a new kind of commercial landscape marked by gas stations, drive-in restaurants, motels, tourist attractions, and countless other retail entities that express our national love affair with the open road. By its very nature, this landscape is ever changing, indeed ephemeral. What is new quickly becomes old and is soon forgotten. In this absorbing book, John Jakle and Keith Sculle ponder how “Roadside America” might be remembered, especially since so little physical evidence of its earliest years survives. In straightforward and lively prose, supplemented by copious illustrations—historic and modern photographs, advertising postcards, cartoons, roadmaps—they survey the ways in which automobility has transformed life in the United States. Asking how we might best commemorate and preserve this part of our past—which has been so vital economically and politically, so significant to the cultural aspirations of ordinary Americans, yet so often ignored by scholars who dismiss it as kitsch—they propose the development of an actual outdoor museum that would treat seriously the themes of our roadside history. Certainly, museums have been created for frontier pioneering, the rise of commercial agriculture, and the coming of water- and steam-powered industrialization and transportation, especially the railroad. Is now not the time, the authors ask, for a museum forcefully exploring the automobile’s emergence and the changes it has brought to place and landscape? Such a museum need not deny the nostalgic appeal of roadsides past, but if done properly, it could also tell us much about what the authors describe as “the most important kind of place yet devised in the American experience.” John A. Jakle is Emeritus Professor of Geography at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Keith A. Sculle is the former head of research and education at the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency. They have coauthored such books as America’s Main Street Hotels: Transiency and Community in the Early Automobile Age; Motoring: The Highway Experience in America; Fast Food: Roadside Restaurants in the Automobile Age; and The Gas Station in America.

The American Roadside In Migr Literature Film And Photography

Author: Elsa Court
Editor: Springer Nature
ISBN: 3030367339
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The American Roadside in Émigré Literature, Film, and Photography: 1955–1985 traces the origin of a postmodern iconography of mobile consumption equating roadside America with an authentic experience of the United States through the postwar road narrative, a narrative which, Elsa Court argues, has been shaped by and through white male émigré narratives of the American road, in both literature and visual culture. While stressing that these narratives are limited in their understanding of the processes of exclusion and unequal flux in experiences of modern automobility, the book works through four case studies in the American works of European-born authors Vladimir Nabokov, Robert Frank, Alfred Hitchcock, and Wim Wenders to unveil an early phenomenology of the postwar American highway, one that anticipates the works of late-twentieth-century spatial theorists Jean Baudrillard, Michel Foucault, and Marc Augé and sketches a postmodern aesthetic of western mobility and consumption that has become synonymous with contemporary America.

Tennessee Historical Quarterly

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Roadside America

Author: Jan Jennings
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Remembering Main Street

Author: Pat Ross
Editor: Studio
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Remembering Christmas

Author: Michael Salvatore
Editor: Kensington Publishing Corp.
ISBN: 0758273894
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Christmastime brings back memories as surely as office parties bring recriminations. The childhood wishes fulfilled (or dashed), the magic of anticipation, fighting over the dinner table. . .these are the ghosts of every Christmas past and present. Remembering Christmas brings together three holiday stories in a sparkling anthology sprinkled with nostalgia. It's Christmas Eve in Tom Mendicino's Away in a Manger, and James is snowbound en route from New York City to his West Virginia hometown. While the sight of a familiar Motor Lodge sparks longing for a roadside America of yesteryear, his visions of peppermint stick ice cream are thwarted by a vending machine. But amid the revelry at the local diner, James finds something far more satisfying that will change his Christmases forever. . . 1991, Michigan State University. Best friends Jack and Kirk are preparing for an end-of-semester party in Frank Anthony Polito's A Christmas to Remember. But there's something unspoken in the air—and it's not just the aroma of cinnamon-speckled eggnog. In Missed Connections by Michael Salvatore, two childhood friends reconnect in an airport lounge on Christmas Eve. And over cocktail-fueled reminiscences, they reconsider the paths they're on—and the roads never taken. . . Get what you really want this Christmas, with three captivating stories stuffed with warmth, wit, surprises—and the promise of sweet Christmases yet to come. . .

America S Heartland Remembers

Author: David J. Marcou
Editor: Writers Collective
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This is a collection of photos, poetry and prose, created by artists from the La Crosee, Wisconsin area. Biographies of the contributors are included.

I Remember America

Author: Eric Sloane
Editor: Ballantine Books
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America as it was--a simpler, quieter country of farms, villages and handcrafted beauty. Now with this majestic book, Eric Sloane restores it to us in an album of stunning artwork, a passionate rememberance of our American landscape--Cover.

Dixie Before Disney

Author: Tim Hollis
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For three decades Tim Hollis gathered family memorabilia and met with collectors nationwide. Lavishly illustrated with his findings -- vintage photographs, brochures, advertisements, and postcards-Dixie Before Disney will bring back a torrent of memories for anyone who grew up traveling the South.

The Gas Station In America

Author: John A. Jakle
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Recounting the history of gas stations, from 1911 to their contemporary decline, a comprehensive examination notes their evolution and place in popular culture

Automobile Quarterly

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Missouri Historical Review

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The Well Built Elephant And Other Roadside Attractions

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The American Spectator

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Farm Journal

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Forging America

Author: David P. DeVenney
Editor: Praeger Pub Text
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Offering a fresh perspective on the making of the American nation, this book shows how the various "new" portions of the country--the Northeastern wilderness, the West, and later the South and Midwest--were assimilated into the national and intellectual consciousness of the young nation. Specifically, the author examines the ways in which the arts helped achieve this assimilation, primarily through music and painting, but also through literature and architecture. The search for "American-ness" in the arts, for what it meant to be an American painter, composer, or writer, occupied artists for the entire 19th century and for the first part of the 20th.

Usa Today Index

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American Book Publishing Record

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National Geographic Driving Guide To America The Heartland

Author: Dan Whipple
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ISBN: 9780792274230
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Discover the region's best Driving Tours with National Geographic as your guide. Features the region's best routes and attractions, including: * Towns and cities, historical and cultural sites, natural areas, plus many surprises * Entertaining, insightful commentary * Useful travel tips * More than 120 original, color photographs * Detailed maps for each drive keyed to descriptions in text * Directions, mileages, and visitor information