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

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

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
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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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
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Usselman, Steven W
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
  • Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
  • ACLS Humanities E-Book
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Railroads
  • Railroads
Label
Regulating railroad innovation : business, technology, and politics in America, 1840-1920, Steven W. Usselman, (electronic resource)
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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
CR9780511511745
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 398 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780521806367
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)56352104
Label
Regulating railroad innovation : business, technology, and politics in America, 1840-1920, Steven W. Usselman, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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
CR9780511511745
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 398 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780521806367
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)56352104

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