History Faculty Publications

Title

Reviews: 'Republic of Drivers: A Cultural History of Automobility in America' and 'Autophobia: Love and Hate in the Automotive Age'

Document Type

Book Review

Publication Date

2-2010

Publication Source

American Historical Review

Abstract

The history of the automobile, once thought to be largely the province of historians of business or technology or of popularists, has shown new life of late with the publication of several remarkably insightful inter disciplinary studies that take the car out of the assembly plant and garage. Brian Ladd and Cotten Seiler recognize that the automobile offers a unique window into the twentieth century and what it means to be human. Their books draw on cultural sources in ways that more fully explain the psychological and social aspects of the everyday life of automobile owners and users.

Inclusive pages

254-256

ISBN/ISSN

0002-8762

Comments

Permission documentation is on file.

Citation information for the books reviewed:

Seiler, Cotten. Republic of Drivers : A Cultural History of Automobility in America. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 2008.

Ladd, Brian. Autophobia: Love and Hate in the Automotive Age. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 2008.

Publisher

Oxford University Press

Volume

115

Issue

1

Peer Reviewed

yes