Kyle flies solo this week to talk with Christine Bachman-Sanders, a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Minnesota and an accomplished touring cyclist, having ridden across America and through a big chunk of Europe. Christine's research examines the relationship between the "new woman," American imperialism, and the bicycle craze of the 1890s. She is particularly concerned with how American Manifest Destiny, classed and raced associations with leisure, and suffragist notions of women’s empowerment that house race and class logics interact with the symbolic and material power of the bicycle.
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