By Colin Divall
For almost all folks the chance to trip hasn't ever been better, but transformations in mobility spotlight inequalities that experience wider social implications. Exploring how and why attitudes in the direction of stream have advanced throughout generations, the case experiences during this essay assortment variety from medieval to trendy instances and canopy a number of continents.
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Suburban mothers also wanted to drive because of the new style of parenting which suggested chauffeuring their children to school, to after-school activities, to medical appointments and to visit their friends. Certainly wives waited for their partners to return home to get hold of the car in the evening or at the weekend, and doubtless for the 59 per cent of households who owned only one car in 1959 negotiations were required about accessing the family vehicle. 11 Some of these women who were also gainfully employed found that unless they lived in a metropolitan area their workplace was frequently more easily accessible by car.
Wherever we look across the landscapes of the West, we find women on the move, travelling in every direction, for myriad reasons, with consequences we have only begun to imagine and appreciate. I cannot take you to every place in the West to address these questions. So, I want to talk about one place that is a product of women’s use of transportation, the place where the Front Range meets the Great Plains, now the site of the metropolis of Denver, Colorado. I shall be discussing the ways in which women adapted to, and shaped, the impact on this place of three modes of transportation: the horse, the railroad and the automobile.
They founded social service agencies, churches, and benevolent groups. Dr Justina Ford joined Denver’s Five Points community in 1902. Born in Illinois in 1871, Justina Warren married the Reverend John Ford in 1892 and moved with him to Chicago, where she enrolled in Herring Medical School. It was still rare for women to enter the medical profession. Ford trained in gynaecology, obstetrics and paediatrics. She earned her degree in 1899, and sometime after 1900 she and her husband moved from their Chicago boarding house to Normal, Alabama where Justina accepted a physician’s post at a state school.