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Government and Aviation in the Twentieth Century

United States Government; American History; History of Technology; Aviation; Twentieth-Century

W. Bernard Carlson (Joseph L. Vaughan Professor of Humanities, University of Virginia)

April 24, 2018

While we often think about aviation in terms of heroes such as Charles Lindbergh or Amelia Earhart, an equally important story to tell is the role that the Federal government has played in shaping the American aviation industry. In this talk, we’ll look at the origins of flight, the creativity of the Wright Brothers, and the multiple ways that government has shaped both the planes and the way we experience air travel.


History / Technology / United States Government / American History / History of Technology / Aviation / Twentieth-Century /


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