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Author Aldrich, Mark.

Title Death rode the rails [electronic resource] : American railroad accidents and safety, 1828-1965 / Mark Aldrich.

Imprint Baltimore, Md. : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006.


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 Axe ProQuest E-Book  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description xvi, 446 p., [16] p. of plates : ill.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 343-437) and index.
Contents In the beginning: American railroad dangers and safety, 1828-1873 -- Off the tracks: the changing pattern of derailments, 1873-1900 -- Collisions and the rise of regulation, 1873-1900 -- Major risks from minor accidents, 1873-1900 -- Engineering success and disaster: bridge design and failure, 1840-1900 -- Coping with casualties: companies, workers, and injuries, 1850-1900 -- Safety crisis and safety first, 1900-1920 -- Lobbying for regulation: transporting hazardous substances, 1903-1930 -- Private enterprise and public regulation: safety between the wars, 1922-1939 -- Safety in war and decline, 1940-1965 -- Conclusion: the political economy of railroad safety, 1830-1965 -- Appendix 1: nineteenth-century railroad accident and casualty statistics -- Appendix 2: Casulties and accidents from Interstate Commerce Commission statistics, 1888-1965.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Subject Railroad accidents -- United States -- History.
Railroads -- United States -- Safety measures -- History.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author ProQuest (Firm)
ISBN 0801882362 (hc. : alk. paper)

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