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Author Strand, Ginger Gail

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

Publ Info Austin : University of Texas Press, 2012
Edition First edition
 RWU Main Library  HV6524 .S77 2012    AVAILABLE
Descript vi, 252 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Series Discovering America
Discovering America series
Note 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
Note 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
LC 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)