The Automobile: A Chronology of Its Antecedents, Development, and Impact, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

The Automobile

A Chronology of Its Antecedents, Development, and Impact, 1st Edition

By Clay McShane

Routledge

258 pages

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Originally published in 1997 and now re-issued with some updated material, this chronology lists the major events in the history of the automobile. The automobile cannot be understood without knowing about its pre-history, including technologies such as railroads, carriages and trolley cars. Material on these is included to the extent that they represented preludes to the modern car culture. The volume also includes material about the technology, design and production of cars and their manufacturers. The ancillary fields of oil production and refining and road building are also covered. Focussed mainly, but not exclusively on the USA this chronology discusses the car and its role in social, geographical and political change.

Table of Contents

1. Prelude to 1885 2. From Benz to Ford: 1886-1907 3. The Model T Era: 1908-1926 4. Peace and War: 1927-1945 5. The Age of Muscle and Smog: 1946-1964 6. End of the Honeymoon: 1965-1980 7. Revival: 1981-1994 8. 1995-2016. Appendices.

About the Author

Clay McShane is a noted authority on automobile history. Among his earlier works are Down the Asphalt Path: American Cities and the Automobile

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: The Automobile Industry

Originally published between 1956 and 1997, the volume in this set take the automobile industry experience as a basis for a wider view of industrial relations, trends and developments from the 1950s to the 1990s. They also analyse the emergence of new institutions and systems of labour-management relationships, examine the effects of automotion and technical change, the impact of fluctuations in the market for cars and wage trends. They discuss the car and its role in social, geographical and political change.

The volumes provide:

  • detailed surveys of some of the biggest post-war disputes and especially of trade union organization.
  • the experience of individual firms, such as Austin, Ford and Fiat.
  • comparative surveys of labour relationships in major car manufacturing countries such as the UK, USA, Germany and Japan.

And include:

  • material about the technology, design and production of cars and the ancillary fields of oil production, refining and road building.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUS000000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / General
BUS022000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economic Conditions
BUS023000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economic History
BUS070020
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / Automobile Industry