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At Home on the Road: A Fleeting History of the American Dream in RVs

James B. Twitchell

in Winnebago Nation: The RV in American Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167789
eISBN:
9780231537650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167789.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter presents the impacts of the RV on recreation and American lifestyle. The Great American Road Trip, now seen exclusively as a rite of passage for young males, once involved young women as ... More


Thoreau at .29¢ $4.00 a Gallon: The Peculiar Place of the RV in American Culture

James B. Twitchell

in Winnebago Nation: The RV in American Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167789
eISBN:
9780231537650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167789.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter provides a brief history of the recreational vehicle (RV). While the idea of camping out for fun starts with the English Romantic poets and Robert Banden-Powell—the founder of the Scout ... More


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