Progress and Flight: An Interpretation of the American Cycle Craze of the 1890s

  title={Progress and Flight: An Interpretation of the American Cycle Craze of the 1890s},
  author={Richard P. Harmond},
  journal={Journal of Social History},
A s the nineteenth century neared its close, Americans had I X good reason to celebrate the technological accomplishments of the past several generations. Conveyor belts and interchangeable parts had sharply altered the system of production; the reaper and other farm machines had expanded enormously the output of food; the steam engine had revolutionized long distance transportation on water and land; and the utilization of electricity was transforming methods of communication, lighting and… 

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