Lectures in History

1970s American Car Culture and Film

University of Dayton Professors John Heitmann and Todd Uhlman taught a class about 1970s American car culture and films of the era. Using examples like… read more

University of Dayton Professors John Heitmann and Todd Uhlman taught a class about 1970s American car culture and films of the era. Using examples like Easy Rider, American Graffiti, and Badlands, they argued these films reflected many Americans' disillusionment and glorified the open road as a way to take back control in the face of societal changes. They also talked about the impact of oil shortages, the rise of coast-to-coast races called “Cannonball Runs,” and the popularity of trucker movies and music. close

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  • John Heitmann Professor Emeritus University of Dayton->History
  • Todd Uhlman Assistant Professor University of Dayton->History

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1970s American Car Culture and Film

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Program ID:
510093-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Dayton, Ohio, United States
First Aired:
May 08, 2021 | 7:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
May 16, 2021 | 12:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3

Airing Details

  • May 08, 2021 | 7:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 08, 2021 | 9:45pm EDT | C-SPAN RADIO
  • May 09, 2021 | 12:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 16, 2021 | 12:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3