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Fighting TrafficThe Dawn of the Motor Age in the American City$
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Peter D. Norton

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780262141000

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262141000.001.0001

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History, Technology, and the Dawn of the Motor Age

History, Technology, and the Dawn of the Motor Age

(p.255) Conclusion History, Technology, and the Dawn of the Motor Age
Fighting Traffic

Peter D. Norton

The MIT Press

This chapter concludes. The aim is that the historical scholarship provided throughout the book provides a basis for historians and social theorists. It is hoped that the benefits of combining theoretical and empirical work have been effectively demonstrated. The chapter states that studying the motor age gives us some insight towards issues relating to power. Another lesson that we can learn from looking at the motor age is that the fight for change is a hard one.

Keywords:   traffic safety, historical scholarship, social theorists, motor age, social groups, agents of technological change, social constructivists

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