If you want to know more about the New Jersey Turnpike, about the role of the automobile in American life, or the history of roads, you may want to consult the following books, articles, and more. Some of these items are in the library of The New Jersey Historical Society, which also holds a variety of primary materials about the New Jersey Turnpike Authority. These include an almost complete run of the Authority's annual reports, selected issues of the employee newsletter (the Pike Interchange), newspaper clippings, photographs, brochures, and postcards, along with a variety of materials donated by former Turnpike Authority employees that are in both the library and museum collections. The Newark Public Library in Newark, New Jersey also has an extensive collection of photographs of the New Jersey Turnpike, as well as related items in its clippings file.
Gillespie, Angus Kress and Michael Aaron Rockland. Looking for America on the New Jersey Turnpike. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1989.
Kachur, Lewis. Sites/Sights of Passage: Art of the New Jersey Turnpike. Union: Kean University, October 1999. (Catalogue for the exhibition of the same name at the James Howe Fine Arts Gallery, Kean University, October 1999)
Meixner, Arthur. "The New Jersey Turnpike Authority: A Study of a Public Authority as a Technique of Government." Ph.D. dissertation, New York University, 1978.
Shapiro, Arthur. "Turnpike Nostalgia," Findings, A Journal 1991: 48-49.
Snyder-Grenier, Ellen M., with a foreword by Sally Yerkovich. Turnpike Treasures: The Souvenirs and Stuff that Celebrate an American Phenomenon. Newark: The New Jersey Historical Society, 2001.
Westergaard, Barbara. New Jersey: A Guide to the State. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1998. This general guide to New Jersey includes information about the Turnpike and the areas through which it passes.
See the special issue of The New Jersey Historical Society's New Jersey History (Fall/Winter 2000, Volume 118, Numbers 3-4), a compilation of papers delivered at "The New Jersey Turnpike: Exit Into the American Consciousness," a symposium held November 4, 2000 at the Historical Society.
Cranmer, H. Jerome. New Jersey in the Automobile Age: A History of Transportation. Princeton: Van Nostrand, 1964.
Garreau, Joel. Edge City: Life on the New Frontier. New York: Doubleday, 1991.
Goddard, Stephen B. Getting There: The Epic Struggle between Road and Rail in the American Century. New York: Basic Books, 1994.
Jakle, John A., and Keith A. Sculle. Fast Food: Roadside Restaurants in The Automobile Age. Baltimore: John Hopkins University Press, 2002.
Jakle, John A. and Keith A. Sculle. The Gas Station in America. Baltimore: John Hopkins University Press, 1994.
Jennings, Jan, ed., Roadside America: The Automobile in Design
and Culture. Ames, Iowa: published by Iowa State University Press,
Ames, Iowa, for the Society of Commercial Archeology, 1990.
Kay, Jane Holtz. Asphalt Nation: How the Automobile Took Over America, and How We Can Take It Back. New York: Crown, 1997.
Leavitt, Helen. SuperhighwaySuperhoax. New York: Doubleday, 1970.
Lewis, Donald L. and Laurence Goldstein, eds., The Automobile and American Culture. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1983.
Mandel, Leon. Driven: The American Four-Wheeled Love Affair. New York: Stein and Day, 1977.
McShane, Clay. Down the Asphalt Path: The Automobile and the American City. New York: Columbia University Press, 1994.
Nader, Ralph. Unsafe at Any Speed: The Designed-in Dangers of the American Automobile. New York: Grossman, 1965.
Paaswell, Robert E. and Wilfred W. Recker. Problems of the Carless. New York: Praeger, 1978.
Pettifer, Julian and Nigel Turner. Automania: Man and the Motor Car. Boston: Little Brown, 1984.
Rae, John B. The American Automobile. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1965.
Rae, John B. The American Automobile Industry. Boston: Twayne, 1984.
Rae, John B. The Road and the Car in American Life. Cambridge: MIT Press, 1971.
Rajan, Sudhir Chella. The Enigma of Automobility: Democratic Politics and Pollution Control. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1996.
Scharff, Virginia. Taking the Wheel: Women and the Coming of the Motor Age. New York: Free Press, 1991.
On the automotive industry in New Jersey see New Jersey Business, October 1962, January 1967, and February 1975.
USDOT. Our Nation's Highways. Washington, D.C.: USGPO, 1992.
USDOT. Toll Roads in the United States. Washington, D.C.: USGPO, 1999.
Bulliet, Richard, ed. The Columbia History of the Twentieth Century. New York: Columbia University Press, 1998.
Finch, Christopher. Highways to Heaven. New York: HarperCollins, 1992.
Foster, Mark S. From Streetcar to Superhighway: American City Planners and Urban Transportation, 1900-1940. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1981.
Hokanson, Drake. The Lincoln Highway: Main Street Across America. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 1988.
Jackson, Kenneth T. Crabgrass Frontier: The Suburbanization of the United States. New York: Oxford University Press, 1985.
Lane, Wheaton. From Indian Trail to Iron Horse. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1939.
Lewis, Tom. Divided Highways: Building the Interstate Highways, Transforming American Life. New York: Penguin Books, 1997. The video by the same name combines archival materials, newsreels, and interviews to describe the impact of what has been called the world's largest public works project.
Mumford, Lewis. The Highway and the City. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovitch, 1963.
Patton, Phil. Open Road. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1986.
Seely, Bruce. Building the American Highway System: Engineers as Policy Makers. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1987.
MATERIALS FOR TEACHERS AND CHILDREN
Gibbons, Gail. From Path to Highway: The Story of the Boston Post
Road. New York: Thomas Crowell, 1986.
Juster, Norton. The Phantom Tollbooth. New York: Bullseye by
Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., 1989.
Kalman, Bobbie. Early Travel. New York: Crabtree Publishing
Kohn, Bernice. The Look-It-Up Book of Transportation. New York:
Random House, 1968.
Wise, William. Off We Go! A Book of Transportation. New York:
Parents Magazine Press, 1972.
Forms of transportation
Asimov, Isaac and Elizabeth Kaplan. How Do Airplanes Fly? Milwaukee:
Gareth Stevens Publishing, 1993.
Cruickshank, Gordon. Cars and How They Work. New York: Dorling
Kindersley, Inc., 1992.
Dahnsen, Alan. Bicycles. New York: Franklin Watts, 1978.
Harding, Mary. All Aboard Trains. New York: Platt & Munk
Lincoln, Margarette. Amazing Boats. New York: Alfred A. Knopf,
Reit, Seymour. Sails, Rails and Wings. New York: Golden Press,
Roads and Road Building
Goor, Ron and Nancy Goor. Signs. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell,
Gramet, Charles. Highways Across Waterways: Ferries Bridges and Tunnels.
New York: Abelard-Schuman, 1966.
Hill, Lee Sullivan. Roads Take Us Home: A Building Block Book.
Minneapolis: Carolrhoda Books Inc., 1997.
Kehoe, Michael. Road Closed. Minneapolis: Carolrhoda Books Inc.,
Kelly, James E. and William R. Park, Sr. The Roadbuilders. Massachusetts:
Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, Inc., 1973.
Hennessy, B.G. Road Builders. New York: Viking, published by
the Penguin Group, 1994.
Hoban, Tana. Construction Zone. New York: Greenwillow Books,
Science experiment projects related to transportation
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