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The National Road (The Road and American Culture) Hardcover – July 24, 1996

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"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

"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

About the Author

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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Product Details

  • Series: The Road and American Culture
  • Hardcover: 424 pages
  • Publisher: The Johns Hopkins University Press (July 24, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0801851556
  • ISBN-13: 978-0801851551
  • Product Dimensions: 10.3 x 8.8 x 1.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,251,770 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By decmindmend on October 5, 2011
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I have purchased a number of books about the National (Cumberland) Road. This book has the most
information about the politics and challenges of building the road. It is easy to read and very
well organized. Strongly recommend it.
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