Download PDF by Gerald Berk: Alternative Tracks: The Constitution of American Industrial

By Gerald Berk

Alternative Tracks offers a singular interpretation of industrialization and political improvement within the usa. concentrating on the serious case of railroads, Gerald Berk indicates that replacement types of fiscal association and governmental legislation existed within the overdue 19th century. Constitutional offerings, no longer technological imperatives or fiscal pursuits, decided the end result within the 20th century: a centralized regulated in accordance with liberal rules of redistribution. Alternative Tracks finds a nineteenth-century rival to this political economy―an both effective and extra democratic method of nearby railroads regulated in response to republican principles.

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