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Author Aldrich, Mark.

Title Death rode the rails : American railroad accidents and safety, 1828-1965 / Mark Aldrich
Published Baltimore, Md. : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 446 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations
Series UPCC book collections on Project MUSE
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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 343-437) and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Railroad accidents -- United States -- History.
Railroads -- United States -- Safety measures -- History.
History, 19th Century.
History, 20th Century.
Railroads -- history.
Safety Management -- history.
United States.
United States.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author ebrary, Inc.
Project Muse.
LC no. 2005013355
ISBN 0801882362 (hc. : alk. paper)
0801889073 (electronic bk.)
9780801882364 (hc. : alk. paper)
9780801889073 (electronic bk.)
(hc. : alk. paper)
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