Women on the Move, by Roger Gilles

Tillie Anderson, 1897

Title: Women on the Move – The Forgotten Era of Women’s Bike Racing Author: Roger Gilles Publisher: Nebraska University Press Year: 2018 Pages: 316 Order: NUP What it is: The story of women’s bike racing in north America in the 1890s, with a focus on the Swedish émigré Tillie Anderson Strengths: Adds breadth and depth to the known history of women’s bicycle racing, bringing riders like Tillie Anderson to a new audience Weaknesses: Over-eggs the pudding a bit with some of its claims, especially that women’s cycling was the most popular arena sport in the US in the 1890s Women on the Move / Alice Olson Roepke Collection Columbus, Ohio, February 1897. The Big Five on the boards in the Park Rink: Lizzie Glaw. Helen Baldwin. May Allen. Tillie Anderson. Dottie Farnsworth. They were known as the Big Five. Lizzie Glaw. Helen Baldwin. May Allen. Tillie Anderson. Dottie Farnsworth. For ...

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