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“These Mountains Look Too Ugly and I See Too Much Work Ahead”: Building The Southern Pacific Company, 1850–1930

Richard J. Orsi

in Sunset Limited: The Southern Pacific Railroad and the Development of the American West, 1850-1930

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520200197
eISBN:
9780520940864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520200197.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter presents an account of the early years of the Southern Pacific Company. It covers the period from the construction of the Central Pacific Railroad to the re-establishment of the Southern ... More


“Stand on the Rights of the Company and Make a Square Fight of It”: Land-Grant Myths, Conflicts with the Government, and Squatterism

Richard J. Orsi

in Sunset Limited: The Southern Pacific Railroad and the Development of the American West, 1850-1930

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520200197
eISBN:
9780520940864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520200197.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter talks about the land-grants given by the Southern Pacific, and looks at squatterism and the land-grant myths. These myths were exaggerated and misinterpreted accounts of the significance ... More


Introduction

Jon R. Huibregtse

in American Railroad Labor and the Genesis of the New Deal, 1919–1935

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034652
eISBN:
9780813038544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034652.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Organized railroad labor emerged from World War I both politically and financially stronger than it had been at any time in its history. Railway workers contributed mightily to the war effort and ... More


Grassroots Political Organization

Jon R. Huibregtse

in American Railroad Labor and the Genesis of the New Deal, 1919–1935

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034652
eISBN:
9780813038544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034652.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter addresses the unions' actions between the midterm elections of 1922 and the presidential election two years later. During this interval, labor was busy pushing its version of a railroad ... More


The Road to Political Power, 1922–1924

Jon R. Huibregtse

in American Railroad Labor and the Genesis of the New Deal, 1919–1935

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034652
eISBN:
9780813038544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034652.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses the legislative struggles between the election of 1924 and the passage of the Railway Labor Act (RLA) in May 1926, which laid important legal framework for the National Labor ... More


The Railway Labor Act

Jon R. Huibregtse

in American Railroad Labor and the Genesis of the New Deal, 1919–1935

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034652
eISBN:
9780813038544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034652.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The election of 1924 offered unions an opportunity to promote labor reform and marked the beginning of their final push to enact satisfactory reform legislation. The Railway Labor Act, signed into ... More


Strengthening the Railway Labor Act

Jon R. Huibregtse

in American Railroad Labor and the Genesis of the New Deal, 1919–1935

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034652
eISBN:
9780813038544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034652.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the unions' efforts to amend the Railway Labor Act (RLA). By 1934 the unions had played a significant role in amending the law, and in the process had firmly established the ... More


The Battle of the Northeast Bronx, Part 1

Joseph B. Raskin

in The Routes Not Taken: A Trip Through New York City's Unbuilt Subway System

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823253692
eISBN:
9780823261109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823253692.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses the efforts to extend subway service into the Northeast Bronx. Originally proposed in 1928 as an extension of the IND Concourse Line, it would take on other forms. The task of ... More


The Battle of the Northeast Bronx, Part 2

Joseph B. Raskin

in The Routes Not Taken: A Trip Through New York City's Unbuilt Subway System

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823253692
eISBN:
9780823261109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823253692.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter 10 is the second part of the history of the efforts to extend the IND Concourse line into the Northeast Bronx and how those plans led to New York City’s obtaining the right-of-way of the New ... More


The Congressman in War and Peace

James K. Libbey

in Alben Barkley: A Life in Politics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813167138
eISBN:
9780813167831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813167138.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Because of issues related to German submarines, freedom of the seas, and the Zimmermann telegram, Barkley spoke and voted in favor of war with Germany in April 1917. He strongly supported war ... More


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