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Airlines and air mail : the post office and the birth of the commercial aviation industry

Author: F Robert Van der Linden
Publisher: Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, ©2002.
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"Visionary entrepreneurs are often credited with creating America's commercial airline industry, and federal airline regulation is assumed to have played no significant role until President Roosevelt signed the Civil Aeronautics Act of 1938."
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Van der Linden, F. Robert.
Airlines and air mail.
Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, ©2002
(OCoLC)606810129
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: F Robert Van der Linden
ISBN: 0813122198 9780813122199
OCLC Number: 48500964
Description: xv, 349 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Foundations --
The birth of an industry --
The aviation industry comes of age --
Consolidation --
1929 : calm before the storm --
The post office takes charge --
The Watres Act --
Realignment --
Drawing a new map --
Reaction --
Cord and Congress --
The Democrats take control --
Congress assumes command.
Responsibility: F. Robert van der Linden.
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The author argues that the progressive Republican policies of Herbert Hoover actually fostered the growth of US commercial aviation. Air mail contracts provided a critical indirect subsidy and a  Read more...

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