Dr. Andrew Wood
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Email: wooda@email.sjsu.edu
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Movement and national identity: Get your kicks on Route 66

Reading: Scott & Kelly

We examine migration along Route 66 as an economic, political, strategic, and cultural axis around the nation turned from the late 1920s through the mid 1950s. Helping to replace the railroad with the automobile, the "highway that's the best" eventually becomes a victim of its own progress, being replaced by the interstate highway system. However, the Mother Road, celebrated in literature, television, and film, continues its hold on the American imagination more than 75 years after its birth.

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