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Harvard Studies in Business History 31

Moving the Masses

Urban Public Transit in New York

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$31.00 • £24.95 • €28.00

ISBN 9780674588271

Publication Date: 02/27/1980


285 pages

8 maps, 7 charts

Harvard Studies in Business History


  • Introduction: The Challenge to Urban Transit
  • Part I. East Side, West Side, All around the Town: Transit in New York
    • 1. Getting Up in the World
    • 2. Cables and Conduits
    • 3. From Battery Park to Harlem in Fifteen Minutes
  • Part II. Curing Common Congestion: Transit in Boston
    • 4. Witches without Broomsticks
    • 5. Saving the Common by Going into a Hole
  • Part III. Public Transportation in the Private City: Transit in Philadelphia
    • 6. Politics and Enterprise
    • 7. Contract and Cooperation
  • Conclusion: The Consolidated System and the Policy of Public Development
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index

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