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Whose Hubris? Brandeis, Scientific Management, and the Railroads

Gerald Berk

in Constructing Corporate America: History, Politics, Culture

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199251902
eISBN:
9780191719059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199251902.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This chapter reinterprets Louis Brandeis's role in the crisis of progressive era railroad regulation. While others have implicated Brandeis in the crisis, the essay shows how he identified fatal ... More


The Conservative Origins of the American Regulatory State

Samuel DeCanio

in Democracy and the Origins of the American Regulatory State

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300198782
eISBN:
9780300216318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300198782.003.0013
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter argues that the American state was initially created by the response of conservative political elites to electoral pressures and concerns regarding the rationality of public opinion, ... More


Democracy and the Origins of the American Regulatory State

Samuel DeCanio

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300198782
eISBN:
9780300216318
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300198782.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This book examines how political elites used high levels of voter ignorance to create a new sort of regulatory state with lasting implications for American politics. Focusing on the expansion of ... More


Charles Francis Adams Jr. and Bureaucracy

Samuel DeCanio

in Democracy and the Origins of the American Regulatory State

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300198782
eISBN:
9780300216318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300198782.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter examines why a commission such as the Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC) was created to regulate the railroads by focusing on the views of railroad expert Charles Francis Adams Jr. It ... More


The Compromise of 1877 and Railroad Regulation

Samuel DeCanio

in Democracy and the Origins of the American Regulatory State

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300198782
eISBN:
9780300216318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300198782.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter examines the Compromise of 1877 between Republicans and Southern Democrats involving railroad subsidies that would extend Thomas Scott's Texas and Pacific Railroad into their districts ... More


How the Independent Agency Developed: The Search for Expertise

Marshall J. Breger and Gary J. Edles

in Independent Agencies in the United States: Law, Structure, and Politics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199812127
eISBN:
9780199350780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812127.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

The creation of independent agencies, starting with the Interstate Commerce Commission in 1887, reveals a considerable degree of pragmatic evolution and development. Independence was not an essential ... More


Introduction

Samuel DeCanio

in Democracy and the Origins of the American Regulatory State

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300198782
eISBN:
9780300216318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300198782.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This book examines the regulatory state, a specific type of state authority that initially emerged in the late nineteenth century, and its ramifications for American politics. In particular, it ... More


Warrior Republicanism

Joshua David Hawley

in Theodore Roosevelt: Preacher of Righteousness

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300120103
eISBN:
9780300145144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300120103.003.0008
Subject:
History, Political History

In 1904, Theodore Roosevelt won the presidential election and was sworn in the following year. In his inaugural address, he cast himself as George Washington's intellectual and moral successor while ... More


Transacting with Common Carriage: The Oil Pipeline Regulations of 1906

in The Political Economy of Pipelines: A Century of Comparative Institutional Development

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226502106
eISBN:
9780226502120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226502120.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter provides a discussion on the oil pipeline regulations of 1906. The Interstate Commerce Commission was in charge of regulating pipelines. From 1906 on, oil pipelines were regulated as ... More


Federal Trial Testimony, Oxford, Mississippi, December 2, 1963

Maegan Parker Brooks and Davis W. Houck

in The Speeches of Fannie Lou Hamer: To Tell It Like It Is

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604738223
eISBN:
9781604738230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604738223.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

On June 9, 1963, Fannie Lou Hamer, along with five other companions, while traveling back to the Mississippi Delta after a week-long voter education workshop in Charleston, South Carolina, were ... More


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