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Goin’ Down the Road Feelin’ Bad: The Decline of Hitchhiking, 1976–1988

Jack Reid

in Roadside Americans: The Rise and Fall of Hitchhiking in a Changing Nation

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781469655000
eISBN:
9781469655024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469655000.003.0007
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter connects the declining popularity and acceptance of hitchhiking with the nation’s economic stagnation in the late 1970s and the rise of the New Right during Ronald Reagan’s two terms in ... More


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