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A social history of the bicycle : its early life and times in America

Author: Robert A Smith
Publisher: New York : American Heritage Press, ©1972.
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Genre/Form: History
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Smith, Robert A., 1918-
Social history of the bicycle, its early life and times in America.
New York, American Heritage Press [1972]
(OCoLC)568757899
Online version:
Smith, Robert A., 1918-
Social history of the bicycle, its early life and times in America.
New York, American Heritage Press [1972]
(OCoLC)608481095
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert A Smith
ISBN: 0070584575 9780070584570
OCLC Number: 314440
Description: xii, 269 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: "Hurrah, hurrah, for the merry wheel!" : The early development of the bicycle --
"The sundries cost more than the wheel!" : The bicycle industry and the bicycle craze --
"From 'farmer's rest' to 'bicycler's retreat'" : The economic effects of the bicycle --
"A scientific angel" : The debate over health, religion, morals, and manners --
"Sing a song of bloomers out for a ride" : The clothing revolution --
"It has put the human race on wheels" : The bicycle as an instrument for social change --
"Let him ride to death" : The crazy fringe --
"Diamonds flash from his tie" : Cycle racing: the amateurs --
"Clear out if you value your life" : Cycle racing: the professionals --
"I am the scorcher full of zeal" : The clash between cyclers and non-cyclers --
"Scarcely jackassable" : The drive for better roads --
"The elusive bicycle corps" : The military role of the bicycle --
"Goodbye and hello" : The eclipse and restoration of the bicycle.
Responsibility: by Robert A. Smith.

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