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Republic of Drivers: A Cultural History of Automobility in by Cotten Seiler

By Cotten Seiler

Rising fuel costs, sprawl and congestion, international warming, even obesity—driving is an element in lots of of the main contentious problems with our time. So how did we get the following? How did vehicle use develop into so important to the identification of american citizens? Republic of Drivers seems to be again on the interval among 1895 and 1961—from the founding of the 1st motor vehicle manufacturing facility in the United States to the construction of the Interstate road System—to learn the way riding developed right into a an important image of freedom and agency.

            Cotten Seiler combs via an unlimited variety of ancient, social clinical, philosophical, and literary assets to demonstrate the significance of using to fashionable American conceptions of the self and the social and political order. He unearths that because the determine of the driving force blurred into the determine of the citizen, automobility turned a robust source for ladies, African americans, and others looking access into the general public sphere. And but, he argues, the individualistic yet nameless act of riding has additionally monopolized our wondering freedom and democracy, discouraging the crafting of a extra sustainable lifestyle. As our fantasies of the open highway develop into fears of a looming strength concern, Seiler exhibits us simply how we ended up a republic of drivers—and the place we would be headed.

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