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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


Introduction: Ignoring the Obvious

Judith Ann Trolander

in From Sun Cities to the Villages: A History of Active Adult, Age-restricted Communities

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813036045
eISBN:
9780813038988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813036045.003.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This study focuses specifically on the development of age-restricted, active adult communities, not naturally occurring retirement communities, or age-targeted retirement communities. Neither type of ... More


Winnebago Nation: The RV in American Culture

James Twitchell

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167789
eISBN:
9780231537650
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167789.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book takes a light-hearted look at the culture and industry behind the yearning to spend the night in one's car. For the young the roadtrip is a coming-of-age ceremony; for those later in life ... More


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