Taming the Automobile

Early Regulation of Motor Vehicles in America, 1895–1903

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About the Book

The first decade of the auto industry in America featured politicians and bureaucrats at all political levels trying to come to terms with a new form of locomotion. Rules and regulations had to be drafted, implemented, and then enforced. Working against them was a small but wealthy and powerful group that wanted no regulations. If that was not possible, the lobby group tried to weaken any such rules, or even write the regulations themselves. This book details how the auto industry was imposed on society from the top down, unlike many new innovations that go through society from the bottom up.

About the Author(s)

Cultural historian Kerry Segrave is the author of dozens of books on such diverse topics as drive-in theaters, ticket-scalping, lie detectors, jukeboxes, smoking and shoplifting. He lives in British Columbia.

Bibliographic Details

Kerry Segrave
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Bibliographic Info: ca. 40 photos, appendices, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2024
pISBN: 978-1-4766-9491-7
eISBN: 978-1-4766-5219-1
Imprint: McFarland