Kermit's Reviews > Wheels of Change: How Women Rode the Bicycle to Freedom

Wheels of Change by Sue Macy
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Mar 06, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: young-adult-nonfiction

4.3 stars

This was a finalist for the YALSA 2012 Book of Excellence. How interesting to see how the bicycle changed so many things for women. It gave them more freedom to travel where they wanted, it helped change their clothing to become less restrictive and uncomfortable, it provided them with a wider variety of social activities, it opened up job opportunities, and more. A quote from Susan B. Anthony in 1896: "Let me tell you what I think of bicycling. I think it has done more to emancipate women than anything else in the world. I stand and rejoice evey time I see a woman ride by on a wheel."

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