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Author Ely, James W., 1938-

Title Railroads and American law / James W. Ely, Jr.

Imprint Lawrence : University Press of Kansas, c2001.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  385.09 El92r    ---  Axe Inventory 2022
 FSCC Non-Fiction  385.09 Ely 2001    ---  Available
Description ix, 365 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 333-350) and index.
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.
Subject Railroad law -- United States -- History.
Railroads and state -- United States -- History.
ISBN 0700611444 (cloth : alk. paper)

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