Motor Girls

Motor Girls

How Women Took the Wheel and Drove Boldly Into the Twentieth Century

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Come along for a joy ride in this tribute to the daring women -- Motor Girls, as they were called at the turn of the century -- who got behind the wheel of the first cars and paved the way for change. The automobile has always symbolized freedom, and in this book we meet the first generation of female motorists who drove cars for fun, profit, and to make a statement about the evolving role of women. From the advent of the auto in the 1890s to the 1920s when the breaking down of barriers for women was in full swing, readers will see historical photos, art, and artifacts and to discover the many ways these progressive females influenced fashion, the economy, politics, and the world around them.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Geographic Partners, 2017
ISBN: 9781426326974
1426326971
9781426326981
142632698X
Branch Call Number: 920 Ma
Characteristics: 96 pages : colored illustrations ; 26 cm

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