Limbs on the levee : steamboat explosions and the origins of federal public welfare regulation, 1817-1852

Author:
Brown, John Kennedy, Corcoran Department of History, University of Virginia
Advisor:
Holt, Michael, Department of History, University of Virginia
Abstract:

The paper examines the failures of the American steamboats and government regulations of the industry from 1817 to 1852.

Degree:
MA (Master of Arts)
Keywords:
Public welfare, Law and legislation, Federal aid to public welfare, Steamboats
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:
1988/05