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Railroads and American law

Author: James W Ely, Jr.
Publisher: Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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James W. Ely Jr, tells the history of the rail industry, showing that two institutions - the railroad and American law - had a profound effect on each other. It also documents the change and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James W Ely, Jr.
ISBN: 0700611444 9780700611447
OCLC Number: 50661793
Description: ix, 365 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The emergence of the railroad --
The Civil War and federal land grants --
Regulatory landscape of the nineteenth century --
Arteries of commerce --
Law governing railroad operations --
Railroads and social conflict --
Insolvency, receiverships, and commercial practices --
Property and taxation --
Liability for personal injury --
Railroads in the Progressive Era --
World War I and the expansion of federal regulatory authority --
Tangled labor relations --
Legal problems of railroad decline.
Responsibility: James W. Ely, Jr.

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"A monumental achievement - it should be on the shelves of every railroad, economic, and legal historian." Herbert Hovenkamp, Author of Enterprise and American Law, 1836-1937; "Fills a large void in Read more...

 
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