Roads to Power: Britain Invents the Infrastructure State

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Harvard University Press, Jan 2, 2012 - Technology & Engineering - 297 pages
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Guldi narrates how Britain built the first nation connected by infrastructure, how a libertarian revolution destroyed a national economy, and how technology caused strangers to stop speaking. The new infrastructure state saw unprecedented control by bureaucrats over everyday life and gave rise to competing visions of community still debated today.

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In modern society, roads are often taken for granted. Guldi (junior fellow, Harvard Univ. Society of Fellows) examines the history of Britain's road-building enterprises in the 18th and 19th centuries ... Read full review

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