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

Jon R. Huibregtse

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034652
eISBN:
9780813038544
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034652.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

American historians tend to believe that labor activism was moribund in the years between the First World War and the New Deal. The book challenges this perspective in this examination of the ... More


The Great War and its Aftermath

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/9780813034652.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The chapter examines the railroad industry during World War I, the benefits the war brought railroaders, and the debate that surrounded the railroad industry as federal control drew to a conclusion ... More


Union Pacific: The Reconfiguration: America's Greatest Railroad from 1969 to the Present

Maury Klein

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195369892
eISBN:
9780190254636
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195369892.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Volumes I and II of this history of the Union Pacific Railroad covered the years 1863–1969. This volume brings the story of the Union Pacific—the oldest, largest, and most successful railroad of ... More


The New Approach

Maury Klein

in Union Pacific: The Reconfiguration: America's Greatest Railroad from 1969 to the Present

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195369892
eISBN:
9780190254636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195369892.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on Union Pacific Railroad's reorganization in the early 1970s under the leadership of Frank E. Barnett. In 1972 Union Pacific and several other railroads responded to the threat ... More


The Unstable Chessboard

Maury Klein

in Union Pacific: The Reconfiguration: America's Greatest Railroad from 1969 to the Present

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195369892
eISBN:
9780190254636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195369892.003.0022
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines Union Pacific Railroad's merger strategy, with particular reference to transcontinental mergers. The vision of a transcontinental railroad has floated through railroad history ... More


The Year of Decisions

Maury Klein

in Union Pacific: The Reconfiguration: America's Greatest Railroad from 1969 to the Present

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195369892
eISBN:
9780190254636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195369892.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes 1979 as the year of decisions for Union Pacific Railroad. In July 1979 Andras R. Petery of Morgan Stanley conducted an in-depth analysis of Union Pacific and liked what he saw. ... More


The Operation

Maury Klein

in Union Pacific: The Reconfiguration: America's Greatest Railroad from 1969 to the Present

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195369892
eISBN:
9780190254636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195369892.003.0014
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes the operation of Union Pacific Railroad following its merger with Western Pacific Railroad and Missouri Pacific Railroad. No railroad in America traversed a more varied or ... More


The Improbable Leader

Maury Klein

in Union Pacific: The Reconfiguration: America's Greatest Railroad from 1969 to the Present

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195369892
eISBN:
9780190254636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195369892.003.0024
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the management style of Dick Davidson as Union Pacific Railroad president and chief executive officer. Everyone agreed that Davidson was the logical choice to succeed Mike Walsh ... More


The Next Railroad

Maury Klein

in Union Pacific: The Reconfiguration: America's Greatest Railroad from 1969 to the Present

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195369892
eISBN:
9780190254636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195369892.003.0034
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This epilogue focuses on the remarkable turnaround of Union Pacific Railroad, the next railroad. So far Union Pacific has thrived under its new management. From 2005 onward service improved steadily ... More


The Celebration

Maury Klein

in Union Pacific: The Reconfiguration: America's Greatest Railroad from 1969 to the Present

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195369892
eISBN:
9780190254636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195369892.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This prologue recounts the merger of the Union Pacific Railroad and Central Pacific Railroad on May 10, 1869, a historic union that would allow Americans to travel from one end of the continent to ... More


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