Railroad Spark Fire Liability: A Problem in Nineteenth Century Tort Law

Author:
De Simone, Peter George, Corcoran Department of History, University of Virginia
Advisor:
Abstract:

The paper focuses on the uniform tendency in spark fire liability law that appears in the late 19th century. The concept of a liability spectrum is used to pinpoint legal developments in this trend.

Degree:
MA (Master of Arts)
Keywords:
Railroad law, Locomotive sparks, United States, Tort liability of corporations
Notes:

Digitization of this thesis was made possible by a generous grant from the Jefferson Trust, 2015.

Language:
English
Rights:
All rights reserved (no additional license for public reuse)
Issued Date:
1977/08