Well folks, I hope you enjoyed your travel through American Literature and that you learned something of value, whether it was the definition of a new term (e.g. manifest destiny, mesmerism) or what books to add to your summer reading list (I highly recommend Looking Backward or The Virginian). I hope that I was able to present to you an interesting new topic by focusing on the importance of travel in American Literature through western expansion, through escape to the north or through time travel. All transportation is important in literature because it traces the movements of characters and their progression through the story. I’m hoping everyone also had a chance to stop and peruse the different modes of transportation used throughout the novels and how transportation has evolved over time. If you are interested in the authors, check out The Engineers That Power the Train to learn a little about their life, achievements and other works. And now folks, don’t forget to collect all your belongings, and feel free to leave a comment. Us drivers love to know how your trip was!