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Author Van der Linden, F. Robert.

Title Airlines and Air Mail [electronic resource] : the Post Office and the Birth of the Commercial Aviation Industry.

Imprint Lexington : The University Press of Kentucky, 2015.

Item Status

Description 1 online resource (366 pages)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; List of Illustrations; Preface; 1. Foundations; 2. The Birth of an Industry; 3. The Aviation Industry Comes of Age; 4. Consolidation; 5. 1929: The Calm before the Storm; 6. The Post Office Takes Charge; 7. The Watres Act; 8. Realignment; 9. Drawing a New Map; 10. Reaction; 11. Cord and Congress; 12. The Democrats Take Control; 13. Congress Assumes Command; Notes; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y.
Summary Conventional wisdom credits only entrepreneurs with the vision to create America's commercial airline industry and contends that it was not until Roosevelt's Civil Aeronautics Act of 1938 that federal airline regulation began. In Airlines and Air Mail, F. Robert van der Linden persuasively argues that Progressive republican policies of Herbert Hoover actually fostered the growth of American commercial aviation. Air mail contracts provided a critical indirect subsidy and a solid financial foundation for this nascent industry. Postmaster General Walter F. Brown used these contracts as a carrot a.
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Subject Aeronautics, Commercial -- United States.
Air mail service -- United States.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9780813149387 electronic bk.
081314938X electronic bk.