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The Resource Regulating railroad innovation : business, technology, and politics in America, 1840-1920, Steven W. Usselman

Regulating railroad innovation : business, technology, and politics in America, 1840-1920, Steven W. Usselman

Label
Regulating railroad innovation : business, technology, and politics in America, 1840-1920
Title
Regulating railroad innovation
Title remainder
business, technology, and politics in America, 1840-1920
Statement of responsibility
Steven W. Usselman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Efforts to create and mould new technologies have been a central, recurrent feature of the American experience since at least the time of the Revolution. In Regulating Railroad Innovation, historian Steven Usselman brings this neglected aspect of American history to light. For nearly a century, railroad technology persistently posed novel challenges for Americans, prompting them to re-examine their most cherished institutions and beliefs. Business managers, inventors, consumers, and politicians all strained to contain the forces of innovation and to channel technical change toward the ends they desired. Moving through time from the first experimental lines through the polished but troubled railroad machines of the early twentieth century, Usselman examines diverse forums ranging from legislatures, and evolving corporate bureaucracies to laboratories, engineering societies, and world's fairs. In the process, his book situates technology within the dynamic history of an emergent industrial nation and elucidates its enduring place in American society
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Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Usselman, Steven W
Dewey number
385/.0973/09034
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TF23
LC item number
.U58 2002eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Railroads
  • Railroads
  • TRANSPORTATION
  • Railroads
  • Railroads
  • United States
  • Eisenbahntechnik
  • Technische Innovation
  • Spoorwegen
  • Technische vernieuwing
  • Beheersing
  • Regulering
  • Overheidsbeleid
  • Chemins de fer
  • Chemins de fer
  • USA
Label
Regulating railroad innovation : business, technology, and politics in America, 1840-1920, Steven W. Usselman
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Engineering enshrined
  • pt. 3. Friction in the machine, 1904-1920
  • Reluctant innovators: the annoying allure of automatic train control
  • Limits of engineering: rate regulation and the course of innovation
  • Epilogue: the enduring challenge of innovation
  • pt. 1. Assembling the machine, 1840-1876
  • Engines of expansion and extraction: the politics of development
  • Acquiring technology: insider innovation
  • Patent problems: inventors and the market for technology
  • pt. 2. Running the machine, 1876-1904
  • Patent remedies: politics, jurisprudence, and procedure
  • Mastering technology, channeling change
  • Standardizing steel rails: engineered innovation
Control code
56352104
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 398 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511119729
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)56352104
Label
Regulating railroad innovation : business, technology, and politics in America, 1840-1920, Steven W. Usselman
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Engineering enshrined
  • pt. 3. Friction in the machine, 1904-1920
  • Reluctant innovators: the annoying allure of automatic train control
  • Limits of engineering: rate regulation and the course of innovation
  • Epilogue: the enduring challenge of innovation
  • pt. 1. Assembling the machine, 1840-1876
  • Engines of expansion and extraction: the politics of development
  • Acquiring technology: insider innovation
  • Patent problems: inventors and the market for technology
  • pt. 2. Running the machine, 1876-1904
  • Patent remedies: politics, jurisprudence, and procedure
  • Mastering technology, channeling change
  • Standardizing steel rails: engineered innovation
Control code
56352104
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 398 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511119729
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)56352104

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