Time to Eat the Dogs

On Science, History, and Exploration

Episode 55: Women, Aviation, and Global Air Travel

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Anne Morrow Lindbergh

The history of women in aviation is filled with colorful people like Anne Lindbergh and Amelia Earhart. But there’s a bigger story here about women, planes, and commercial empires.

BOAC Stewardesses

Air Hostesses, 1960.

Emily Gibson talks about women, aviation, and global air travel. Gibson is an associate historian at the National Science Foundation. She is the author of the dissertation “Flying the Flag: Gender and the Projection of National Progress through Global Air Travel” which was funded by a Guggenheim Fellowship from the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum. 

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Emily Gibson

 

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