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Women Awheel: The Evolution of Bicycles In The 1800s And How it Affected “The Fairer Sex”

Donna Scott

A presentation  discussing effects of bicycles and bicycling on women by Donna Scott, 1800s Bicycle Enthusiast.  Bicycles and bicycling affected various aspects of women's lives from the 19th century, such as dress, exercise, going out and about without a chaperone, and cultural change. Some of these changes emboldened women to seek the vote later on. Donna Scott is a Sustaining Member of the antique bicycling club of the American Wheelmen Association. Until very recently, the association concerned themselves with bicycles built before and around 1900.

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