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The Rise of the Public Authority: Statebuilding and Economic Development in Twentieth-Century America

Gail Radford

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226037691
eISBN:
9780226037868
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226037868.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

In the late nineteenth century, public officials throughout the United States began to experiment with new methods of managing their local economies and meeting the infrastructure needs of a newly ... More


An Atomic-Age Experiment Station

Helen Anne Curry

in Evolution Made to Order: Plant Breeding and Technological Innovation in Twentieth-Century America

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226390086
eISBN:
9780226390116
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226390116.003.0014
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In 1948 the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission and the Tennessee Agricultural Experiment Station jointly agreed to the creation of a novel research institution on the grounds of the Oak Ridge National ... More


Hydroelectricity and the Federal Government

John L. Neufeld

in Selling Power: Economics, Policy, and Electric Utilities Before 1940

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226399638
eISBN:
9780226399775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226399775.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Hydroelectricity provided a compelling justification for federal government in the electric utility industry. The Constitution gave the federal government authority over all navigable waterways and ... More


Where Courtrooms and Communities Meet

in The Trial in American Life

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226243252
eISBN:
9780226243283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226243283.003.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

The most famous confrontation in an American courtroom took place in 1925, when Clarence Darrow and William Jennings Bryan squared off as opposing counsel over the teaching of evolution in the public ... More


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