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How roads transformed America The increase of interstate highways allowed for large department stores to flourish

In the latest in a series of extracts from America Inc: The 400-year history of American capitalism Bhu Srinivasan recounts how the transformation of American roads led to the development of department stores and the decay of cities. In the summer of 1960, a green GMC pickup truck with camper attached was delivered to John Steinbeck’s home in Sag Harbor, […]

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