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Author Hodges, Graham Russell, 1946-
Title Taxi! : a social history of the New York City cabdriver / Graham Russell Gao Hodges.
Imprint Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2020.
Edition Revised edition.

Author Hodges, Graham Russell, 1946-
Series Book collections on Project MUSE.
Subject Taxicab drivers -- New York (State) -- New York -- History.
Taxicab drivers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Social conditions.
Taxicabs -- New York (State) -- New York -- History.
Ridesharing -- New York (State) -- New York.
Add Title Social history of the New York City cabdriver
Description 1 online resource (xx, 250 pages)
Edition Revised edition.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "Taxi! is the first book-length history of New York City cabdrivers and the community they compose. From labor unrest and racial strife among cabbies to ruthless competition and political machinations, this narrative captures the people - lower-class immigrants for the most part - and their hardscrabble struggle to capture a piece of the American dream. Graham Russell Gao Hodges tells their tale through contemporary news accounts, Hollywood films, social science research, and the words of the cabbies themselves."--Jacket.
Note Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on March 05, 2020).
Contents The creation of the taxi man, 1907-1920 -- Hack men in the jazz age, 1920-1930 -- The search for order during the Depression, 1930-1940 -- Prosperity during wartime, 1940-1950 -- The creation of the classic cabby, 1950-1980 -- Unionization and its discontents, 1960-1980 -- The lease driver and proletarian, 1980-2006 -- The Uber era, 2010-2019.
ISBN 9781421437804 electronic book
1421437805 electronic book
OCLC # 1141669903
Additional Format Print version: 1421437791 9781421437798 (OCoLC)1111784561

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