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King Car:

The Automobile’s Golden Age

From: Car Nation


1945-1973. Analyzes the Great post-war boom in the car industry and argues that the automobile emblems of the era They represented a new industrial might, a new ethos of consumption and a new understanding by Canadians of their dependency on and identification with cars. Looks at the influence on ideas of masculinity, looks at the growth and popularity of suburbs, the change in landscape due to car culture (malls, drive-ins, roadstop culture), the development of highways, the decimation of the electric streetcar



Dimitry Anastakis

Dimitry Anastakis teaches history at Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario. A scholar of postwar Canada, his primary research examines Canada's role in the North American auto industry. He is the author of Auto Pact: Creating a Borderless North American Auto Industry, 1960-1971 (University of Toronto Press, 2005) and edited The Sixties: Passion, Politics and Style (McGill-Queens University Press, 2008. His work has appeared in various academic journals and magazines such as "The Walrus".