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Author Fein, Michael R.

Title Paving the way : New York road building and the American state, 1880-1956 / Michael R. Fein.

Imprint Lawrence : University Press of Kansas, c2008.

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 Moore Stacks  HE356.N7 F453 2008    Available  ---
Description viii, 316 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [285]-303) and index.
Contents Old ways: the local road-building regime in late-nineteenth-century New York -- New ways: the emergence of a subfederal road-building regime, 1898-1919 -- Highways: state-centered bureaucracy and the elevation of engineer-administrators, 1919-1931 -- Clearing the way: depression, war, and the nationalization of the bureaucratic regime, 1931-1945 -- Authority: the Thruway and the consolidation of the bureaucratic regime, 1945-1956 -- Conclusion: Warning signs : weak points in the bureaucratic regime.
Subject Roads -- New York (State) -- History.
Roads -- Political aspects -- New York (State) -- History.
State-local relations -- New York (State) -- History.
Central-local government relations -- New York (State) -- History.
Roads -- Political aspects -- United States -- History.
Central-local government relations -- United States -- History.
Added Title New York road building and the American state, 1880-1956
ISBN 9780700615629 (cloth : alk. paper)
0700615628 (cloth : alk. paper)