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Author Strand, Ginger Gail.

Title Killer on the road : violence and the American interstate / Ginger Strand.

Imprint Austin : University of Texas Press, 2012.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    364.1523 STR    Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description vi, 252 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Series Discovering America
Discovering America series 2.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: Killer on the Road -- What a Mean World This Is -- Forklift -- The Cruelest Blow -- American Isolato -- Drive-by Truckers -- A Prayer for the Body Buried by the Interstate.
Summary Looks at the correlation between the construction of the Interstate Highway system and the rise in the national murder rate, highlighting specific killers and how the highway system changed America.
Subject Murder -- United States -- History.
Murderers -- United States -- Biography.
Violence -- United States -- History.
Interstate Highway System -- Social aspects -- History.
Express highways -- Social aspects -- United States -- History.
Automobile travel -- Social aspects -- United States -- History.
United States -- Social conditions -- 1945-
ISBN 9780292726376 (cloth : alk. paper)
0292726376 (cloth : alk. paper)

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