Women Driving In America

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Driving in America has been a staple of being an American for decades. People have used cars as transportation to get places since the beginning of the 20th century. Getting a driver’s license has always been a great achievement for someone, knowing they can be free and go places they want to travel to. In the novel Republic of Drivers: A Cultural History of Automobility in America by Cotten Seiler, he talks about how the automobile has changed in the sense that the car has made Americans have more freedom in driving and it raises their confidence with going about their everyday lives. Driving has done wonders for the United States, and it will continue to do so as long as there are people buying cars. In America in the turn of the 20th century, and still today, women and blacks have fought for equal rights when it comes to many things. In America, automobility has affected women in many ways, first being that they can have the freedom from their husbands and get out of the house and feel equal to men. In the 20th Century, women …show more content…
Primary research was shown in the book when the author talks about “find a world where there is no black or white” (114). He is trying to say that in a world with cars, there is no discrimination with blacks and whites when it comes to cars and driving on roads. There are no separate roads for blacks and whites to drive on, there is the road for everyone to drive on. It was a step in freedom of driving when there is no separate but equal there is just equal when it came to cars. For Secondary research the author had, Clay McShane talked about how male individualism has declined in the turn of the 20th century. This means that the balance of power has started to shift, and with that, it allows anyone who can afford a car to own a car. Owning a car is a staple of being an American, because we can drive for any reason because we have a right to be

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