The Ride to Modernity

The Ride to Modernity

The Bicycle in Canada, 1869-1900

eBook - 2001
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"This is the story of Canada's encounter with the bicycle in the late nineteenth century, set in the context of the cultural movement known as 'modernity.' Glen Norcliffe covers the bicycle's history from about 1869, when the first bicycle appeared in Canada, until about 1900, a date that marks the end of the era when bicycles were a recognized symbol of modernity and social status. Cycling continued into the Edwardian period and beyond, of course, especially in Europe, but by then it had lost its symbolic status and social cachet in Canada." "Norcliffe's aim is to examine how the bicycle fits into the larger picture of change and progress in a period of dramatic economic, social, and technological flux"--Page 4 of cover.
Publisher: Toronto, Ont. : University of Toronto Press, Ă2001
ISBN: 9781282028838
1282028839
9781442679351
1442679352
9780802082053
9780802043986
080208205X
0802043984
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xvi, 288 pages) : illustrations

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