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Taking the Wheel: Women and the Coming of the Motor Age

By: Scharff,Virginia
Price: $13.95

University of New Mexico Press,1991.
The Twentieth-century rise of the automobile collided head on with Victorian prescriptions for the proper role and place of a women in society. Gender conventions cast women as too weak, dependent, and flighty to manage a fiery motored beast. Overcoming the stereotype was as difficult for women as gaining access to the vote, the professions, and education. Paperback,212 pages.