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The Cycling CityBicycles and Urban America in the 1890s$
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Evan Friss

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780226210919

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226211077.001.0001

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The Cyclists

The Cyclists

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(p.36) Chapter Two The Cyclists
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The Cycling City
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Evan Friss

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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226211077.003.0002

This chapter focuses on the cycling population of the 1890s, detailing the kinds of people who became cyclists and those who did not. Particular attention is paid to the issue of class and the affordability of bicycles. Finally, the chapter considers the rise of cycling clubs and the ways in which issues of race, class, and ethnicity affected these organizations.

Keywords:   cycling clubs, class, race, ethnicity

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