The Automobile and American Life

The Automobile and American Life

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qThe book covers the automobile from inception and later a plaything for the well-to-do; Henry Ford and the machine age; competition in the 1920s; road culture; religion, gender, courtship and sex; Great Depression; World War II; 1950s and youth culture, hot rod and rock and roll; societal changes in the 1960s; and changes since 1980q--Provided by publisher.Additionally, the Federal Clean Air Act (1970) and emissions stipulations further reduced allowable pollutants with the ... Devices that included PCV, Decel and EGR valves and air pumps resulted in engines that were difficult to tune and unreliable. ... In December 1968, a Senate Judiciary subcommittee held hearings on the automobile repair business and heard testimony about rising repair costs, pricesanbsp;...

Title:The Automobile and American Life
Author:John Heitmann
Publisher:McFarland - 2009-02-22


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