All The Way To Mobile

All The Way To Mobile

by Ernest A. Rueter


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Ernest A Rueter, M. S. in Sociology and great-grandson of George C. Gorham, (1832-1909) has authored All the Way to Mobile: Securing the Erie Canal as Competition for the Railroads in the Age of Trusts. The volume describes the policy conflict between the railroads and waterways as the setting for the factional fight in the New York Republican Party.

Rueter shows the relation between rivers and harbors appropriations (1876). Senate committee organization (1873-1881), the railroad strike (1877), resumption of specie payments (1878), the Hepburn hearings by the New York Assembly (1879), the cartel and its lobbying (1878-1881), the Garfield administration and the rise of the Anti-Monopoly Movement (1881), and the adoption of the New York free canal amendment (1882). Most interestingly, he has found that the young Assemblyman Theodore Roosevelt supported the amendment, a fact which certainly was on his mind in his later support for the canal as Governor and for trust-busting as President

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781418453398
Publisher: AuthorHouse
Publication date: 03/30/2010
Pages: 454
Product dimensions: 8.25(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.92(d)

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