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The National Road By Karl B. Raitz

The National Road

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This volume provides an overview of the building of the National Road, a project that shaped the geography and history of the US by uniting east and west, and ultimately dividing north and south. It describes the origins, evolution, and meaning of the National Road for American culture.
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The National Road by Karl B. Raitz

This volume provides an overview of the building of the National Road, a project that shaped the geography and history of the US by uniting east and west, and ultimately dividing north and south. It describes the origins, evolution, and meaning of the National Road for American culture, economics, and patterns of settlement. The text argues that, because of the emerging technology of the railroad, the National Road was obsolete from the time it was built; and in addition, it argues that it was also premature, because the technology necessary for making efficient use of an improved road network was nearly a century away.

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"A first-rate demonstration of current thinking in cultural and landscape geography, and an excellent celebration of America's tradition of being on the move." -- Thomas F. McIlwraith, Pennsylvania History


"We learn about the National Road and its historical significane, we are familiarized with the landscapes of this part of the United States, but we are also given a strong insight into an American way of life. This is most certainly a work to be recommended." -- David Herbert, Geography

About Karl B. Raitz


Karl Raitz is professor of geography at the University of Kentucky. He is editor-in-chief of the two-volume 'National Road' series and has edited or coauthored many books, including 'Theater of Sport,' also available from Johns Hopkins.

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CIN000298511
The National Road by Karl B. Raitz
Karl B. Raitz
The Road and American Culture
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Johns Hopkins University Press
1996-07-15
424
0801851556
9780801851551
N/A
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