Railroads and American Political Development: Infrastructure, Federalism, and State Building

Railroads and American Political Development: Infrastructure, Federalism, and State Building

by Zachary Callen

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780700623006
Publisher: University Press of Kansas
Publication date: 09/09/2016
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Zachary Callen is assistant professor of political science at Allegheny College, Meadville, Pennsylvania.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
1. The Problem of Federalism and State Building
2. Rail Promotion, Diffusion, and State Inaction
3. Railroads and Interstate Connectivity
4. International Comparison and American Rail Quality
5. Local Limits, Vertical Federalism, and Congressional Intervention
6. Executive Power, the Courts, and National Rail Aid
7. The Impact of Federal Rail Grants on American Railroads
8. Federalism's Role in State Building
Notes
References
Index

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