Shane Hamilton


On his book Trucking Country: The Road to America’s Wal-Mart Economy

Cover Interview of April 30, 2009

Editor’s note

Originally, this interview ran on the Rorotoko cover page under the headline

“America through a political, social, and cultural history of trucking.”

We highlighted two quotes.

On the first page:

“My book focuses on changing transportation technologies and economic linkages between city and country in order to tell a much broader story about the nature of American capitalism.”

On the second:

“I wanted to understand how transformations in rural life played into broader cultural and economic shifts in the United States in the mid-twentieth century.”