To be outside the “home” was a dangerous place to be in Gilded Age America. Richard White tells the story of how the modern nation reluctantly came into being alongside the environmental crisis of the late nineteenth century.
Author: Jesse Gant
An interview with Dr. Evan Friss about the 1890s bicycling revolution in the United States.
A new book by historian James Longhurst profiles the long and contested history of bicycling and (spoiler alert!) the not-so-open road in the United States.
From “improved” velocipedes on skis to a Good Roads Movement, the history of bicycling is more surprising and wide-reaching than one might expect.