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Hardcover Twentieth-Century Sprawl: Highways and the Reshaping of the American Landscape Book

ISBN: 0195141415

ISBN13: 9780195141412

Twentieth-Century Sprawl: Highways and the Reshaping of the American Landscape

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Owen Gutfreund's Twentieth-Century Sprawl explains important--and largely unexamined--changes in the American landscape. He offers an illuminating look at how highways have dramatically transformed American communities, aiding growth and development in unsettled areas and undermining existing urban centers.
Gutfreund takes a "follow the money" approach to show how government policies--from as early as the 1890s--subsidized the spread of cities...

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Wonderful book

This book delivers detailed, thorough insight into how federal and state highway policies affected cities of varied size and circumstance. Its excellent historical background reminds us why twenty-first century cities and their transportation are facing the challenges they are today.
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