Regulation of railroads has been an effort to make private corporations conform to the public interest in the view of those holding that special interests welded economic power to exploit the nation's riches. Regulations developed as a system of resolving differences among competing economic groups but the bargaining attendant to this, termed railroad politics, was aimed at controlling the decision making process. Until World War I the arena for resolution of railroad policy was the Interstate Commerce Commission; in 1918 and 1919 the government directly controlled and operated the industry. This book is aimed at explaining the change in the way by which policy disputes were resolved between 1914 and 1920. It is intended to put in proper perspective the interpretation of railroad affairs during the war years.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Pittsburgh University Press

    Pittsburgh, PA  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Kerr, K A
  • Publication Date: 1968

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  • Pagination: 250 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00080308
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 11 1975 12:00AM