The Interstate Commerce Commission and the Railroad Industry

Author: Richard David Stone
Publisher: Praeger Publishers
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The Interstate Commerce Commission and its relationship with the railroad is the subject of this work, which traces the enormous changes that saw the rail industry go from being strictly regulated for 90 years to being largely deregulated in the late 1970s. Stone concentrates on the post-1976 period, when the ICC's view of regulation changed drastically, and considers the political and economic forces that contributed to its actions. He also charts the ICC's transformation from a powerful independent commission to a smaller, less influential one, and assesses its future ties to the railroad industry.

Rock Island Requiem

Author: Gregory L. Schneider
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ISBN: 9780700619184
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Chronicles the unraveling and demise of the mighty Rock Island Railroad--the largest railroad liquidation in American history. Victim of government regulation, inept management, individual greed, and self-interest, its downfall presents in microcosm the story of the railroad industry's larger problems in postwar America--and in relief, the story of America's economic failures in the 1960s and 1970s.

The gospel of Wealth Essays and Other Writings

Author: Andrew Carnegie
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780143039891
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In the essay, Carnegie argues that the accumulation of wealth is beneficial to society and the government should take no action to impede it. He wrote, "The man who dies rich dies disgraced." and practiced what he preached and spent his last years giving away his vast fortune.

The Advocate

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The Advocate is a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) monthly newsmagazine. Established in 1967, it is the oldest continuing LGBT publication in the United States.

The Significance of the Frontier in American History

Author: Frederick Jackson Turner
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 014196331X
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This hugely influential work marked a turning point in US history and culture, arguing that the nation’s expansion into the Great West was directly linked to its unique spirit: a rugged individualism forged at the juncture between civilization and wilderness, which – for better or worse – lies at the heart of American identity today. Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves – and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives – and destroyed them. Now Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization and helped make us who we are.

Challenging Authority

Author: Frances Fax Piven
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0742563405
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Argues that ordinary people exercise extraordinary political courage and power in American politics when, frustrated by politics as usual, they rise up in anger and hope, and defy the authorities and the status quo rules that ordinarily govern their daily lives. By doing so, they disrupt the workings of important institutions and become a force in American politics. Drawing on critical episodes in U.S. history, Piven shows that it is in fact precisely at those seismic moments when people act outside of political norms that they become empowered to their full democratic potential.

The Interpretation of Cultures

Author: Clifford Geertz
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 0465093566
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In The Interpretation of Cultures, the most original anthropologist of his generation moved far beyond the traditional confines of his discipline to develop an important new concept of culture. This groundbreaking book, winner of the 1974 Sorokin Award of the American Sociological Association, helped define for an entire generation of anthropologists what their field is ultimately about.