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Us railroads were dangerous - by 1907 had become the leading cause of violent death in the country, claiming that year the lives of nearly twelve thousand passengers, workers and others. This book traces the history and evolution of railroad safety through the interplay of market forces, science and technology, and legal and public pressures. A fascinating account of one of America's most important and dangerous industries that will appeal to students of economics and the history of transportation, technology, labour, regulation, and business, as well as to the railroad enthusiast.
- Aldrich, Mark
- Very good
- John Hopkins University Press
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