Urban History Podcast #3, Eric Avila

Podcast interviewers Andrew Needham and Lily Geismer talk to Eric Avila about his new book, The Folklore of the Freeway: Race and Revolt in the Modernist City. (UMN Press, Amazon). Moving beyond traditional notions of freeway revolts, Avila’s work examines how freeways were incorporated into popular culture, art, and commemmoration simply because of their presence in the the lives and landscapes of millions of people.


About LaDale Winling

LaDale Winling is assistant professor of history at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. His book project, Building the Ivory Tower, examines the role of universities as urban developers in the 20th century. Learn more about him at Urban Oasis.

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