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Taking Charge: The Electric Automobile in America

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Book News Annotation:

Describes the early history of electric automobiles, 1895-1920, and how they vanished, not because of technological deficiencies but in a battle about money and gender. Women preferred the quieter, safer electric cars, but men wanted the roaring, speedy gas engines made by Henry Ford. Schiffer (anthropology and traditional technology, U. of Arizona) also reviews the current technology and prospects for a revival.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 199-218) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781560983552
Other:
Schiffer, Michael Brian
Other:
Butts, Tamara C.
Author:
SCHIFFER MICHAEL BRI
Publisher:
Harper Collins
Location:
Washington :
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Automotive - General
Subject:
Automobiles, electric
Subject:
Automobiles, Electric -- United States.
Copyright:
Series Volume:
report no. 100-71
Publication Date:
19940817
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
xiii, 225 p.
Dimensions:
9.26x6.24x.82 in. 1.08 lbs.

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