May 10, 2020 – The Early US Oil Industry, Part 3 (Rail Rate Wars) – Arsenal For Democracy Ep. 307

Description: Rachel and Bill discuss the railroad shipping rate discount wars of the 1870s northeastern United States and their role in the rise of Standard Oil. (See also part 1 and part 2.)

Links and notes for ep. 307 (PDF): http://arsenalfordemocracy.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/AFD-307-Links-and-Notes-Part-3_-Understanding-Rail-Price-Wars.pdf

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May 8, 2018 – Arsenal For Democracy Ep. 224

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Half-Episode: The US nationalization of all railroads during World War One. People: Bill, Rachel, Nate. Produced: May 6th, 2018.

Episode 224 (28 min):
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Related links

– Article Citation: “Liquidation of Federal Railroad Control” by James C. Davis, American Bar Association Journal, vol. 8, No. 6 (June 1922), pp. 327-332
– General background: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Railroad_Administration

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