When the car began replacing the horse, *pessimists*  didn’t treat it like a great new tool. They called it “the devil wagon,” and said its mission was to destroy the world. We explore understand why the horseless carriage was so scary—and what it took to to finally put horse-lovers behind a wheel.

EPISODE NOTES

•  TheDrive.com, home of this episode’s archival readers.

Autophobia: Love and Hate in the Automotive Age by Brian Ladd – excerpt

The Evolution from Horse to Automobile: A Comparative International Study by Imes Chiu

Ford Commercial from the 1970s: Get a horse!

London-to-Brighton race video

“Hosed”, a New Yorker summary of the horse manure crisis

New York Historical Society video about horse manure

Model T driving (audio of which you heard on the show)

Popular Mechanics 1940 article referencing the phrase “Get a horse!”

Images of America: Preston, and the excerpt we read

“The Automobile Brain” New York Times, 1904

“Farmers Arm For Autoists”New York Times, 1907

York Herald: Cars are “an amusing toy for adults” 

“Old Cry ‘Get A Horse’ Echoed In The Sky”New York Times, 1928

• Music: “Silent Film Score Compilation”Music in Creative Commons 3.0 by Incompetech.com

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