Graduation Year

Spring 2014

Document Type

Campus Only Senior Thesis



Reader 1

Julia E Liss

Reader 2

Rita Roberts

Rights Information

© 2014 Francesca O. Simmons


This thesis explores how the campaign for the The Dwight D. Eisenhower System of Interstate and Defense Highways was a product of the 1950s military-industrial complex, which developed from a nationalist project seeking to confirm American exceptionalism during the early Cold War.

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