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Super-Scenic Motorway

A Blue Ridge Parkway History

by Anne Mitchell Whisnant

  • 67 Want to read
  • 34 Currently reading

Published by The University of North Carolina Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Local history,
  • Transport planning & policy,
  • 20th century,
  • United States - State & Local - South,
  • History: American,
  • History,
  • History - U.S,
  • North Carolina,
  • Virginia,
  • United States - South - General,
  • United States - State & Local - General,
  • History / United States / State & Local / South (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA, WV),
  • Blue Ridge Parkway (N.C. and Va.)

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages464
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9578920M
    ISBN 100807830372
    ISBN 109780807830376

      Whisnant turned that dissertation into a book, “Super-Scenic Motorway: A Blue Ridge History.” Books will be available for signing following Whisnant’s talk at the N.C. Transportation Museum. The N.C. Transportation Museum, located in historic Spencer Shops, the former Southern Railway repair facility, is part of the Division of State. (Original post date: J ) Thanks to a lovely invitation from Bill and Judy Carson, we will be signing When the Parkway Came, Super-Scenic Motorway, and David’s All That Is Native and Fine: The Politics of Culture in an American Region at the Orchard at Altapass (Blue Ridge Parkway milepost near Little Switzerland) on Saturday, July 10th, , from p.m. Come and see us!

    Transforming the Appalachian Countryside: Railroads, Deforestation, and Social Change in West Virginia, Ronald L. Lewis Univ of North Carolina Press, - Business & Economics - pages. Anne Mitchell Whisnant, author of "Super-Scenic Motorway: A Blue Ridge Parkway History," sits near the Chestao View overlook on the parkway near Linville, N.C., on Sept. 16, Credit: AP Photo.

      BOOK: "Super-Scenic Motorway: A Blue Ridge Parkway History" by Anne Mitchell Whisnant (University of North Carolina Press, $); Never miss a story Choose the plan that's.   Book Review: The West the Railroads Made, Built to Move Millions: Streetcar Building in Ohio, Driving Spaces: A Cultural-Historical Geography of England's M1 Motorway, Maritime Transport and Migration: The Connections between Maritime and Migration Networks, Die Bodenhaftung der Netzwerkgesellschaft.


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Super-Scenic Motorway by Anne Mitchell Whisnant Download PDF EPUB FB2

Welcome to this portal to Dr. Anne Mitchell Whisnant’s work about the Blue Ridge Parkway. I originally created this site in upon publication of my book Super-Scenic Motorway: A Blue Ridge Parkway History (University of North Carolina Press).

I have continued to work on Parkway history, so in I expanded this site as a place to collect and/or link to all of my Parkway work, including. Brilliantly researched and stylishly written Readers can rest assured this enormous book packs a wallopAppalachian Heritage Historian Anne Mitchell Whisnant's Super-Scenic Motorway: A Blue Ridge Parkway History is a must-read for anyone who frequents the mountainsDurham Herald-SunCited by: Super-Scenic Motorway: A Blue Ridge Parkway History was published by the University of North Carolina Press in You can learn more about the book at the Press’s book page here.

You can read a Q&A with author Anne Mitchell Whisnant here. The table of contents is below and an excerpt from the introduction is here. The twists and turns in the making of the scenic highway.

The most visited. "Super-Scenic Motorway" tells a fascinating history of the Blue Ridge Parkway -- just one small piece of the entire history, but an important and, as the author points out, a neglected one.

At the heart of the book, Ms. Whisnant tells four stories to illustrate the impact of the political process, largely (but not exclusively) at the /5(11). Book Website Driving through Time: The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway The most visited site in the National Park system, the mile Blue Ridge Parkway winds along the ridges of the Appalachian mountains in Virginia and North Carolina.

Whisnant's Super-Scenic Motorway dispels the popular notion espoused by Blue Ridge Parkway historian Harley Jolley that the parkway was somehow a "Godsend for the needy."(1) The book exposes the conflicts and opposition that National Park Service landscape architects and planners faced as Super-Scenic Motorway book tried to implement their vision of a scenic parkway.

"Super-Scenic Motorway" tells a fascinating history of the Blue Ridge Parkway -- just one small piece of the entire history, but an important and, as the author points out, a neglected one.

At the heart of the book, Ms. Whisnant tells four stories to illustrate the impact of the political process, largely (but not exclusively) at the. Super-Scenic Motorway is neither a celebration of the beloved Blue Ridge Parkway, nor even an attempt at a complete history of the highway.

It is practically a collection of essays about important parts of the Parkway's history, all by the same author. The seven chapters cover: the context in which the construction of the parkway was-Asheville's successful efforts to lobby for the parkway to /5.

Super-Scenic Motorway is a thoroughly researched, clear-eyed analysis of the genesis and development of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Righteously revisionist, it provides a most needed corrective to the prevalent romantic vision of both the Appalachian region and the National Park Service.—Dwight T.

Pitcaithley, chief historian, National Park Brand: The University of North Carolina Press. Read "Super-Scenic Motorway A Blue Ridge Parkway History" by Anne Mitchell Whisnant available from Rakuten Kobo. The most visited site in the National Park system, the mile Blue Ridge Parkway winds along the ridges of the Appalac Price: $ The paper in this book meets the guidelines for permanence and durability of the Committee on Production Guidelines for Book Longevity of the Council on Library Resources.

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Book Details Book Quality: Publisher Quality ISBN Related ISBNs:Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press. Super-Scenic Motorway | The most visited site in the National Park system, the mile Blue Ridge Parkway winds along the ridges of the Appalachian mountains in Virginia and North Carolina.

According to most accounts, the Parkway was a New Deal Godsend for the needy, built without conflict or opposition by landscape architects and planners who traced their vision along a scenic, isolated Brand: University of North Carolina Press.

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Get this from a library. Super-scenic motorway: a Blue Ridge Parkway history. [Anne Mitchell Whisnant] -- Whisnant explores the design and routing of the road; relations among landowners, business interests; and government agencies; environmental impacts; and historical and cultural representation and.

The most visited site in the National Park system, the mile Blue Ridge Parkway winds along the ridges of the Appalachian mountains in Virginia and North Carolina. According to most accounts, the Parkway was a New Deal "Godsend for the needy," built without conflict or opposition by landscape architects and planners who traced their vision.

The most visited site in the National Park system, the mile Blue Ridge Parkway, winds along the ridges of the Appalachian mountains in Virginia and North Carolina. According to most accounts, the Parkway was a New Deal "Godsend for the needy," built without conflict or opposition by landscape architects and planners who traced their vision along a scenic, isolated southern landscape.

Super-Scenic Motorway: A Blue Ridge Parkway History. Author: Anne Mitchell Whisnant Published: Support National Parks Traveler, and purchase this product at Throughout the book's pages Ms.

Whisnant fashions a political drama of Americana and the parks movement, pairing the political theater with the mechanics of. Super-Scenic Motorway: A Blue Ridge Parkway History.

by Anne Mitchell Whisnant “This book departs from a romantic view of the parkway as a modern miracle and as a pure gain for everyone involved and looks critically at the road’s history as a project created by human minds and hands, paid for with public funds, in the service of some version of the public good.”.

Super-Scenic Motorway: A Blue Ridge Parkway History eBook: Whisnant, Anne Mitchell: : Kindle Store/5(7). This essay was composed for the Worth 1, Words project by ANNE MITCHELL WHISNANT. Whisnant is an administrator at UNC-Chapel Hill, an adjunct faculty member in History and American Studies, and author of the book Super-Scenic Motorway: A Blue Ridge Parkway History.

[Download/print a pdf of this essay] One of the most cherished and widely retold stories in recent .Anne Mitchell Whisnant is the author of Super-Scenic Motorway ( avg rating, 19 ratings, 4 reviews, published ), Shenandoah National Park Official /5.

Anne Mitchell Whisnant of the John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute at Duke is the author of the forthcoming book "Super-Scenic Motorway: A Blue Ridge Parkway History" (UNC Press). America's beloved Blue Ridge Parkway, the scenic road winding through the North Carolina and Virginia mountains, is in crisis.