The Resource Dixie Highway: : road building and the making of the modern South, 1900-1930, Tammy Ingram, (electronic resource)

Dixie Highway: : road building and the making of the modern South, 1900-1930, Tammy Ingram, (electronic resource)

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Dixie Highway: : road building and the making of the modern South, 1900-1930
Title
Dixie Highway:
Title remainder
road building and the making of the modern South, 1900-1930
Statement of responsibility
Tammy Ingram
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
At the turn of the twentieth century, good highways eluded most Americans and nearly all southerners. In their place, a jumble of dirt roads covered the region like a bed of briars. Introduced in 1915, the Dixie Highway changed all that by merging hundreds of short roads into dual interstate routes that looped from Michigan to Miami and back. In connecting the North and the South, the Dixie Highway helped end regional isolation and served as a model for future interstates. In this book, Tammy Ingram offers the first comprehensive study of the nation's earliest attempt to build a highway network, revealing how the modern U.S. transportation system evolved out of the hard-fought political, economic, and cultural contests that surrounded the Dixie's creation.The most visible success of the Progressive Era Good Roads Movement, the Dixie Highway also became its biggest casualty. It sparked a national dialogue about the power of federal and state agencies, the role of local government, and the influence of ordinary citizens. In the South, it caused a backlash against highway bureaucracy that stymied road building for decades. Yet Ingram shows that after the Dixie Highway, the region was never the same
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Midwest
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Ingram, Tammy
Dewey number
625.70975/09041
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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  • Electronic books
  • Dixie Highway
  • Roads
  • Roads
  • Transportation
  • Transportation
  • Express highways
  • Express highways
  • Southern States
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
Dixie Highway: : road building and the making of the modern South, 1900-1930, Tammy Ingram, (electronic resource)
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https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11719928
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multicolored
Control code
MWT11719928
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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MWT11719928
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remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Dixie Highway: : road building and the making of the modern South, 1900-1930, Tammy Ingram, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11719928
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11719928
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Publisher number
MWT11719928
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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