Central Question: How did the rise of the automobile affect U.S. economics, culture, and society?


Photo, Model A Ford in front of antique gas pumps, August 4, 2007, Flickr

The car is something that all students recognize and, in all likelihood, use every day. Considering the many aspects of the automobile and auto use can spur them to think about the fundamental changes that accompanied America's entry into the 20th century and our continued development today. Explore three main textbook narratives and other ways of examining the complex history of automobiles in America.

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