When Caroline first pitched her idea for this essay in my WR 150: “The American Road” class, she did it with a chuckle. Students had been asked to present three exhibit sources to the class that could be investigated for a semester-long research project, and her other two selections seemed much more “academic”; but she found that there was a lively scholarly debate surrounding something she was passionate about. Caroline’s keen sense of audience helped her synthesize sources and select evidence, and her dedication to the revision process comes through the beautiful prose, making this essay a pleasure to read.


WR 150: The American Road