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Private Bill Legislation: Newport, West Cowes, Ryde

John Prest

in Liberty and Locality: Parliament, Permissive Legislation, and Ratepayers' Democracies in the Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201755
eISBN:
9780191675003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201755.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter is concerned with private bill legislation in the towns of Newport, West Cowes, and Ryde in the Isle of Wight. It focuses on the three Acts for Newport (1786), West Cowes (1816), and ... More


Rethinking America's Highways: A 21st-Century Vision for Better Infrastructure

Robert W. Poole Jr.

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226557571
eISBN:
9780226557601
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226557601.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This book examines how the model of state-owned highways came about and why it is failing. It argues for a new model that treats highways as public utilities, such as electricity and water supply. ... More


Numbers

DAVID HARRISON

in The Bridges of Medieval England: Transport and Society 400-1800

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199226856
eISBN:
9780191709760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226856.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The situation on the west coast main road was typical of national highways in most of medieval England. There were also bridges on secondary roads where they crossed large and small rivers. Many of ... More


Stability: Bridges and the Road System After 1250

DAVID HARRISON

in The Bridges of Medieval England: Transport and Society 400-1800

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199226856
eISBN:
9780191709760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226856.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

After more than 500 years of change, when the major river crossings were bridged and a new road system established, there followed almost 500 years of stability. The stock of bridges changed little. ... More


Conclusion

Rebecca Cawood McIntyre

in Souvenirs of the Old South: Northern Tourism and Southern Mythology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813036953
eISBN:
9780813038667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813036953.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

By the end of the 1920s tourism in the South had became a mass phenomenon. Even though the southern imagery was set in the public conscious by the end of First World War, the number of tourists ... More


The Uneasy Relationship: Democracy, Taxation, and State-Building Since the New Deal

Julian E. Zelizer

in Governing America: The Revival of Political History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691150734
eISBN:
9781400841899
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691150734.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter explores the relationships between democracy, taxation, and state-building in the post-New Deal period. It discusses the tension that has existed between state-building and national ... More


Public Roads

Danny M. Adkison and Lisa McNair Palmer

in The Oklahoma State Constitution

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780197514818
eISBN:
9780197514849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197514818.003.0024
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter discusses Article XVI of the Oklahoma constitution, which concerns public roads. Building and maintaining a state highway system is a mandatory governmental function over which the state ... More


Our Troubled Highway System

Robert W. Poole Jr.

in Rethinking America's Highways: A 21st-Century Vision for Better Infrastructure

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226557571
eISBN:
9780226557601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226557601.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Highway users face chronic congestion, rough roads, and deficient bridges. This chapter provides a capsule history of U.S. highway funding and management. It compares highways with other vital public ... More


Mayhem: Post-War Crime and Violence in Britain, 1748-53

Nicholas Rogers

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300169621
eISBN:
9780300189063
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300169621.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

After the end of the War of Austrian Succession in 1748, thousands of unemployed, including soldiers and seamen, found themselves on the streets of London ready to roister and steal. This book ... More


The Rationale of Hypertext

Jerome J. McGann

in Electronic Text: Investigations in Method and Theory

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198236634
eISBN:
9780191679315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198236634.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter focuses primarily on a particular feature of literary works — their physical character, whether audial or visible. It points out why these feature are important in a literary point of ... More


The Westway Plan

William W. Buzbee

in Fighting Westway: Environmental Law, Citizen Activism, and the Regulatory War That Transformed New York City

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451904
eISBN:
9780801470301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451904.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

This chapter maps out the origins of the Westway plan, by tracing the key events that led to its inception as well as initial reception to the project. The Westway plan was triggered on a local level ... More


Highway for the Hemisphere

Jessica M. Kim

in Imperial Metropolis: Los Angeles, Mexico, and the Borderlands of American Empire, 1865-1941

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781469651347
eISBN:
9781469651361
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469651347.003.0007
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter explores how interest in Mexico continued to orient Los Angles toward the borderlands and Pacific world in the 1930s and through the post-war era. Los Angeles rebuilt its cross-border ... More


City on the Move: A Complementary Informality?

David Sims

in Understanding Cairo: The Logic of a City Out of Control

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774164040
eISBN:
9781617970405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774164040.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines the dynamics of the transportation sector in Cairo, Egypt. It mentions criticisms of the Ministry of Interior's approach to traffic management and enforcement and the poor ... More


Beyond The Chinese Connection: Contemporary Afro-Asian Cultural Production

Crystal S. Anderson

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617037559
eISBN:
9781621039327
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617037559.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book explores the cultural and political exchanges between African Americans, Asian Americans, and Asians over the last four decades. To do so, it examines such cultural productions as novels ... More


Where America’s 20th-Century Highway Model Came From

Robert W. Poole Jr.

in Rethinking America's Highways: A 21st-Century Vision for Better Infrastructure

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226557571
eISBN:
9780226557601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226557601.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

19th-century highways were mostly private turnpikes. The “good roads” movement led to some early 20th-century federal funding. Tolls were used mostly by public toll authorities. The 1956 Interstate ... More


Producing the Frontier

Teo Ballvé

in The Frontier Effect: State Formation and Violence in Colombia

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781501747533
eISBN:
9781501747564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501747533.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter shows how the main force behind the making of this frontier was the city of Medellín's neocolonial designs on the region. During the first half of the twentieth century, Medellín's urban ... More


The Motoring Public and Neighborhood Erasure: The Culture and Practice of Postwar Transportation Planning

Ocean Howell

in Making the Mission: Planning and Ethnicity in San Francisco

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226141398
eISBN:
9780226290287
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226290287.003.0008
Subject:
History, Cultural History

In the period immediately following World War II, the federal government made tremendous investments in urban renewal and highway infrastructure. Many of the city's largest downtown-based ... More


Once a highway, always a highway: roads and English law, c. 1150–1300

Alan Cooper

in Roadworks: Medieval Britain, medieval roads

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719085062
eISBN:
9781526104267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719085062.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

In the twelfth and thirteenth centuries English royal lawyers developed new doctrine to reverse a process that had undermined the status of highways.  They sought to preserve the highways’ utility ... More


1 The Westway Plan

William W. Buzbee

in Fighting Westway: Environmental Law, Citizen Activism, and the Regulatory War That Transformed New York City

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451904
eISBN:
9780801470301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451904.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

This chapter maps out the origins of the Westway plan, by tracing the key events that led to its inception as well as initial reception to the project. The Westway plan was triggered on a local ... More


The Nut Behind the Wheel: Shifting Responsibilities for Traffic Safety Since 1895

Daniel M. Albert

in Silent Victories: The History and Practice of Public Health in Twentieth Century America

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195150698
eISBN:
9780199865185
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195150698.003.17
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter sets the science of safety within a historical context, revealing how permeable the boundary between science and society has been in dealing with auto safety. Over the 20th century the ... More


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