Railroads and American Law

Epic in its scope, Railroads and American Law makes a complex subject accessible to a wide range of readers, from legal historians to railroad buffs, and shows the many ways in which a powerful industry brought change and innovation to ...

Railroads and American Law

No enterprise is so seductive as a railroad for the influence it exerts, the power it gives, and the hope of gain it offers.—Poor's Manual of Railroads (1900) At its peak, the railroad was the Internet of its day in its transformative impact on American life and law. A harbinger and promoter of economic empire, it was also the icon of a technological revolution that accelerated national expansion and in the process transformed our legal system. James W. Ely Jr., in the first comprehensive legal history of the rail industry, shows that the two institutions-the railroad and American law-had a profound influence on each other. Ely chronicles how "America's first big business" impelled the creation of a vast array of new laws in a country where long-distance internal transport had previously been limited to canals and turnpikes. Railroads, the first major industry to experience extensive regulation, brought about significant legal innovations governing interstate commerce, eminent domain, private property, labor relations, and much more. Much of this development was originally designed to serve the interests of the railroads themselves but gradually came to contest and control the industry's power and exploitative tendencies. As Ely reveals, despite its great promise and potential as an engine of prosperity and uniter of far-flung regions, the railroad was not universally admired. Railroads uprooted people, threatened local autonomy, and posed dangers to employees and the public alike-situations with unprecedented legal ramifications. Ely explores the complex and sometimes contradictory ways in which those ramifications played out, as railroads crossed state lines and knitted together a diverse nation with thousands of miles of iron rail. Epic in its scope, Railroads and American Law makes a complex subject accessible to a wide range of readers, from legal historians to railroad buffs, and shows the many ways in which a powerful industry brought change and innovation to America.

A Treatise on American Railroad Law

railroads . In New Hampshire , it is held that the indictment must be against the corporation , and not against the individual stockholders , and must ... If such a law would be expedient for us , it is for the legislature to make it .

A Treatise on American Railroad Law


American Railroad Journal

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American Railroad Journal


A Treatise on American Railroad Law

These books provide a unique view of the impact of this type of transportation on our urban and rural societies and cultures, while allowing the reader to share the experience of early railroading in a new and unique way.

A Treatise on American Railroad Law

The Shelf2Life Trains & Railroads Collection provides a unique opportunity for researchers and railroad enthusiasts to easily access and explore pre-1923 titles focusing on the history, culture and experience of railroading. From the revolution of the steam engine to the thrill of early travel by rail, railroads opened up new opportunities for commerce, American westward expansion and travel. These books provide a unique view of the impact of this type of transportation on our urban and rural societies and cultures, while allowing the reader to share the experience of early railroading in a new and unique way. The Trains & Railroads Collection offers a valuable perspective on this important and fascinating aspect of modern industrialization.

American Railroad Journal

It is easy to see that a more lax value Journal of Railroad Law . 298 New Portable Head Rest ... 300 to the amount of $ 325,000 , were required to be ex - would at one open the way to every kind of specpended within the limits of the ...

American Railroad Journal


American Railroad Law

American Railroad Law


American Engineer and Railroad Journal

Logansport and Chicago Railroad Company , as per cent . , on the duties which may be remitted President ; Mortimer M. Benton ... American Rail - passage of the law repealing such duties , provided comotive Power and Steep Grades .

American Engineer and Railroad Journal


Recasting American Liberty

Through courtroom dramas from 1865 to 1920 - of men forced to jump from moving cars when trainmen refused to stop, of women emotionally wrecked from the trauma of nearly missing a platform or street, and women barred from first class ladies ...

Recasting American Liberty

Through courtroom dramas from 1865 to 1920 - of men forced to jump from moving cars when trainmen refused to stop, of women emotionally wrecked from the trauma of nearly missing a platform or street, and women barred from first class ladies' cars because of the color of their skin - Barbara Welke offers a dramatic reconsideration of the critical role railroads, and streetcars, played in transforming the conditions of individual liberty at the dawn of the twentieth century. The three-part narrative, focusing on the law of accidental injury, nervous shock, and racial segregation in public transit, captures Americans' journey from a cultural and legal ethos celebrating manly independence and autonomy to one that recognized and sought to protect the individual against the dangers of modern life. Gender and race become central to the transformation charted here, as much as the forces of corporate power, modern technology and urban space.

American Railroad Manual for the United States and the Dominion

This company was incorporated under the general railroad law , in 1871 , to build a railroad from Cleveland to Bowers . ton . Subsequently , in 1873 , application was made to the court for permission to extend the road south ...

American Railroad Manual for the United States and the Dominion


The American and English Encyclopedia of Law

A complete collection of all the railroad law as decided by the American , English and Canadian courts of last resort . Elaborate notes to the more important cases . As a means of giv . ing the working lawyer a full collection of all ...

The American and English Encyclopedia of Law


A Treatise on American Railroad Law

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A Treatise on American Railroad Law

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The Railway and Corporation Law Journal

39 [ 58 U. S. , bk . 15 , L. ed . 27 ] . | Pierce on American Railroad Law , 244 , lays down the rule : " The company cannot divest itself of responsibility for the torts of persons operating its road , by transferring its corporate ...

The Railway and Corporation Law Journal


Catalogue of the Library of the Department of Justice to September 1 1904

Railway Disbursements and the Accounts into which they are naturally divided . N. Y. , 1877. ... Railway Bonds and Mortgages in the U. S. 1897 . Bost . , Rape . ... American Railroad Law , including Street Railroads . Bost . , 1904 .

Catalogue of the Library of the Department of Justice  to September 1  1904


Proceedings of the Session of the American Railroad Association

Robert Irwin , Freight Claim Agent , Atchison , Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad Coast Lines . ... J. H. Howard , Manager , Claims & Property Protection Section , Division of Law , U. S. Railroad Administration . H. C. Howe , Freight Claim ...

Proceedings of the Session of the American Railroad Association


Catalogue of the Michigan State Library for the Years 1881 2

AMERICAN railway cases . 2 v . Boston , 1856 . AMERICAN railway reports . 19 v . New York , 1873-80 . , ENGLISH railway cases . 6 v . Boston , 1854 . GILBERT . Illinois railway law . Chicago , 1873 . HASSLER . On powers of railroad ...

Catalogue of the Michigan State Library  for the Years 1881 2


The American Catalogue of books or English guide to American literature giving the full title of original works published in the United States since the year 1800

2 vols . , 12mo . , 14s . b AMERICAN LAW OF LANDLORD AND TENANT : embracing the Statutory Provisions and Judicial ... C RAILROAD LAWS AND CHARTERS , now for the first time collated and arranged in Chronological Order for Publication .

The American Catalogue of books  or English guide to American literature  giving the full title of original works published in the United States since the year 1800