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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Fogel, Robert William.
Union Pacific Railroad.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins Press, 1960
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Robert William Fogel
|Description:||129 p. ; 24 cm.|
|Contents:||I. The paradox of premature enterprise --
II. A reinterpretation of the congressional debate on construction and ownership. How the issue presented itself ; The Whitney Plan ; 1832-1860 : the persistence of quasi-government enterprise ; The dominance of pragmatism ; Toward an eclectic conclusion --
III. The double irony of the Acts of 1862 and 1864. The factual background ; The problem of funds ; The construction contracts ; The Ames-Durant conflict ; The profit ; The nature and extent of the risk faced by the promoters ; The fundamental deficiency in the acts of 1862 and 1864 --
IV. The question of public economic policy. The social rate of return ; The efficiency of the Acts of 1862 and 1864 --
Appendix A: The bond transactions of 1869-1870 --
Appendix B: Documentation on the discovery and adoption of the Evans Pass route.
|Series Title:||Johns Hopkins University studies in historical and political science, ser. 78, no. 2.|
|Responsibility:||by Robert William Fogel.|