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Divided Highways: The Interstates and the Transformation of American Life (1997)

87 min | Documentary, History

America's desire for freedom and the open road resulted in the construction of thousands of highways during the Eisenhower administration. Through interviews, archival footage and photography, America's interstate highway system is ...See moreAmerica's desire for freedom and the open road resulted in the construction of thousands of highways during the Eisenhower administration. Through interviews, archival footage and photography, America's interstate highway system is revealed to have shaped every aspect of American life and affected the nation's history for better and for worse. Written by Anonymous See less
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Sep 27, 1997 (United States)

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7.2 / 10 | 24 votes