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The best transportation system in the world : railroads, trucks, airlines, and American public policy in the twentieth century

Author: Mark H Rose; Bruce Edsall Seely; Paul F Barrett
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, 2010.
Series: Historical perspectives on business enterprise series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book focuses on the role of government in organizing the nation's transportation industries. As the authors show, over the course of the twentieth century transportation in the United States was  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Rose, Mark H., 1942-
Best transportation system in the world.
Columbus : Ohio State University Press, ©2006
(OCoLC)654293664
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mark H Rose; Bruce Edsall Seely; Paul F Barrett
ISBN: 9780812221169 0812221168
OCLC Number: 491903224
Notes: Originally published: Columbus: Ohio State University Press, ©2006.
Description: xxvi, 318 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: Preface and acknowledgments --
Seeking a new regulatory regime in transportation: railroad consolidation in the 1920s --
The new transportation problem: the politics of transportation coordination, 1925-1940 --
Constructing commercial aviation, 1944-1973 --
Run-up to deregulation: surface transportation, 1949-1970 --
Transportation in a "presidential nation" --
Richard M. Nixon and planning for deregulation, 1970-1974 --
Gerald R. Ford and presidential deregulation, 1974-1977 --
Jimmy Carter and deregulation of the "best transportation system in the world," 1977-1980 --
The American state and transportation, 1980-1995.
Series Title: Historical perspectives on business enterprise series.
Responsibility: Mark H. Rose, Bruce E. Seely, and Paul F. Barrett.
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