Book ID: CBB031096081

British Columbia by the Road: Car Culture and the Making of a Modern Landscape (2017)


Bradley, Ben (Author)

UBC Press

Publication Date: 2017
Physical Details: 324
Language: English

In British Columbia by the Road, Ben Bradley takes readers on an unprecedented journey through the history of roads, highways, and motoring in British Columbia’s Interior, a remote landscape composed of plateaus and interlocking valleys, soaring mountains and treacherous passes. Challenging the idea that the automobile offered travellers the freedom of the road and a view of unadulterated nature, Bradley shows that boosters, businessmen, conservationists, and public servants manipulated what drivers and passengers could and should view from the comfort of their vehicles. Although cars and roads promised freedom, they offered drivers a curated view of the landscape that shaped the province’s image in the eyes of residents and visitors alike.

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Review David Havlick (June 2020) Review of "British Columbia by the Road: Car Culture and the Making of a Modern Landscape". The Journal of Transport History (pp. 120-122). unapi

Review Paul Litt (July 2019) Review of "British Columbia by the Road: Car Culture and the Making of a Modern Landscape". Environmental History (pp. 606-608). unapi

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Authors & Contributors
Yair Wiseman
David Brownstein
John E. Mohr
Ozden-Schilling, Thomas Charles
Pozharliev, Lyubomir
James Rhatigan
The Journal of Transport History
Journal of Historical Geography
IA. The Journal of the Society for Industrial Archeology
Technology and Culture
IEEE Technology and Society Magazine
University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
Harbour Publishing
The Royal British Columbia Museum
University of Washington Press
The MIT Press
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT
Roads and highways
Land transportation
Landscape; landscapes
Environmental history
Forests and forestry
Pattullo, Thomas Dufferin
Time Periods
20th century
19th century
21st century
20th century, early
20th century, late
British Columbia (Canada)
United States
Palisades Park
Queen Charlotte Islands (British Columbia, Canada)

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