Bringing the Country Together, 1900 – 1950
American Historical Association, 126th Annual Meeting
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Conference Date: January 5-8, 2012
Abstracts due: December 15
Theme: Community and Networks The Early American Road: Bringing the Country
Together, 1900 – 1950
After the creation of the automobile, the common American had the ability, for the first time, to afford the expenses of traveling to any area of the country. During the first half of the 20th century, the cities of the United States were growing and Americans took to the road. This panel will address the historical, cultural, and social significance of the beginnings of the American road. The emphasis will be on how American citizens became better connected through the creation of the American road system. Topics include but are not limited to the effect of the early American road system on business, leisure, community growth, family life, and government interaction.
Please send questions and/or 200-300 word abstracts by December 15, 2010 to
Dominic Longo, firstname.lastname@example.org. To participate in the 126th Annual Meeting, scholars must be a member of the American Historical Association as stated in the Annual Meeting Guidelines.