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380 Commerce, communications, transport

Every Boy’s Book of Railways and Steamships

London: Religious Tract Society 1911
Protheroe, Ernest Go to Book
DDC: 380


 

381 Internal commerce (Domestic trade)

381.5 Interregional and interstate commerce

Selected Articles on Federal Control of Interstate Corporations

H. W. Wilson 1915
Phelps, Edith M., comp. Go to Book
DDC: 381.5

In the first decades of the 20th century publisher H.W. Wilson produced many volumes in its Debaters’ Handbook Series on social and political issues that were under discussion at the time. Each book contains the full text of selected articles and documents representing opposing views on the issue, along with a substantial bibliography of books and articles.

Most of the books mentioned in these guides are likely to be freely available online. Search by title; first at the Internet Archive (archive.org), then at HathiTrust.org. Referenced magazine articles may also be available online at the same sites, with HathiTrust the preferred site for magazines. Links for some popular magazines of the day are also available on this Century Past website at General serials (Magazines) and their indexes.

Trusts, Industrial, United States, Corporations, Interstate commerce

 

382 International commerce (Foreign trade)

382.7 Tariff policy

Selected Articles on Free Trade and Protection

H. W. Wilson 1912
Morgan, Joy E., comp.Go to Book
DDC: 382.7

In the first decades of the 20th century publisher H.W. Wilson produced many volumes in its Debaters’ Handbook Series on social and political issues that were under discussion at the time. Each book contains the full text of selected articles and documents representing opposing views on the issue, along with a substantial bibliography of books and articles.

Most of the books mentioned in these guides are likely to be freely available online. Search by title; first at the Internet Archive (archive.org), then at HathiTrust.org. Referenced magazine articles may also be available online at the same sites, with HathiTrust the preferred site for magazines. Links for some popular magazines of the day are also available on this Century Past website at General serials (Magazines) and their indexes.

Protectionism, Tariff, United States, Free Trade

 

384 Communications, Telecommunication

Radio Amateur’s Hand Book

Rowe 1922
Collins, FrederickGo to Book
DDC: 384

Subtitle: “A complete, authentic and informative work on wireless telegraphy and telephony”.
Chapter headings are:
1. How to Begin Wireless
2. Putting up your Aerial
3. Simple Telegraph and Telephone Receiving Sets
4. Simple Telegraph Sending Sets
5. Electricity Simply Explained
6. How the Transmitting and Receiving Sets Work
7. Mechanical and Electrical Tuning
8. A Simple Vacuum Tube Detector Receiving Set
9. Vacuum Tube Amplifier Receiving Sets
10. Regenerative Amplification Receiving Sets
11. Short Wave Regenerative Receiving Sets
12. Intermediate and Long Wave Regenerative Receiving Sets
13. Heterodyne or Beat Long Wave Telegraph Receiving Set
14. Headphones and Loud Speakers
15. Operation of Vacuum Tube Receptors
16. Continuous Wave Telegraph Transmitting Sets with Direct Current
17. Continuous Wave Telegraph Transmitting Sets with Alternating Current
18. Wireless Telephone Transmitting Sets with Direct and Alternating Currents
19. The Operation of Vacuum Tube Transmitters
20. How to Make a Receiving Set for $5.00 or Less
Appendix

Telegraph Engineering

Van Nostrand 1922
Hausmann, ErichGo to Book
DDC: 384

Subtitle: “A manual for practicing telegraph engineers and engineering students”.
“Considers overland and submarine telegraph engineering in their ordinary and also in their less commonly discussed applications. Among the latter are included fire alarm and police patrol systems, telautograph, television, and military induction systems. Does not deal with wireless work.”
“A knowledge of algebra is essential for the study of the theoretical parts, and familiarity with calculus is desirable, though the descriptive chapters and the portions on traffic should make the volume interesting and valuable to all telegraph workers.”
– Standard Catalog for Public Libraries: Science and Useful Arts (1931)

Outline of Radio

Little, Brown 1923
Hogan, John Vincent LawlessGo to Book
DDC: 384

“A reliable, interestingly written introduction to the study of radio, designed for the average reader and intended to answer the questions: What is radio? How did it happen? What makes it work? An excellent book for the beginner.”
– Standard Catalog for Public Libraries: Science and Useful Arts (1931)

Selected Articles on Government Ownership of Telegraph and Telephone

H. W. Wilson 1914
Judson, Katharine B., comp. Go to Book
DDC: 384

In the first decades of the 20th century publisher H.W. Wilson produced many volumes in its Debaters’ Handbook Series on social and political issues that were under discussion at the time. Each book contains the full text of selected articles and documents representing opposing views on the issue, along with a substantial bibliography of books and articles.

Most of the books mentioned in these guides are likely to be freely available online. Search by title; first at the Internet Archive (archive.org), then at HathiTrust.org. Referenced magazine articles may also be available online at the same sites, with HathiTrust the preferred site for magazines. Links for some popular magazines of the day are also available on this Century Past website at General serials (Magazines) and their indexes.

Telegraph, Telephone, United States, Government ownership

Wireless Telegraphy and Wireless Telephony; an elementary treatise

Moffat, Yard 1913
Kennelly, Arthur Edwin Go to Book
DDC: 384

“One of the best works for the general reader, clear, untechnical, authoritative. Incorporates the development in wireless telegraphy since the first edition (1906) and adds description of wireless telephony.”
– – A.L.A.Catalog 1904-11

Radio For Everybody

Scientific American 1922
Lescarboura, Austin C.Go to Book
DDC: 384

Subtitle: “Being A Popular Guide To Practical Radio-Phone Reception And Transmission And To The Dot-And-Dash Reception And Transmission Of The Radio Telegraph, For The Layman Who Wants To Apply Radio For His Pleasure And Profit Without Going Into The Special Theories And The Intricacies Of The Art.”
Chapter headings are:
1. The Elements of Radio Reception and Transmission
2. Radio-Phone Broadcasting — What it is and What it Means
3. Dot-and-Dash Broadcasting : From Market News to Time Signals
4. Receiving Equipment and the Interception of Radio Waves
5. Operating the Radio Receiving Set and Mastering the Telegraph Code
6. Making Big Sounds Out of Little Ones, or the Gentle Art of Amplifying
7. Transmitting the Dot and Dashes of the Damped Radio Telegraph
8. The Radio-Telephone Transmitter and C. W. Telegraph Transmitter
9. The Unusual Uses of Radio on Land and Sea and in the Air
10. Radio in Working Clothes or the Application of Radio to Everyday Business
11. How to Construct Simple Radio Receiving Sets for Radio-Phone Programs
12. The Radio-Telephone of Today and Tomorrow

Principles of Wireless Telegraphy

McGraw-Hill 1910
Pierce, George Washington Go to Book
DDC: 384

“Excellent work for the student, scientific and authoritative. its distinguishing features are its completeness as to practical points and the amount of information on recent developments.”
– – A.L.A.Catalog 1904-11

Telephonology. A Description of Modern Telephone Appliances

McGraw-Hill 1910
Van Deventer, Harry Randolph Go to Book
DDC: 384

Subtitle: “A common sense treatise of the erection, equipment and maintenance of telephone exchanges. Line, instrument and switchboard troubles and their remedies”.
“Very complete, simple presentation of practically all phases of telephone work, for practical men or students not expert in telephone matters.”
– – A.L.A.Catalog 1904-11

 

385 Railroad transportation

For works on railroad construction or operations, see: Section 625 Engineering of Railroads, Roads

The Story of the First Trans-continental Railroad …

Bailey 1906
Bailey, William Francis, comp.Go to Book
DDC: 385

(title continued) ” …Its Projectors, Construction and History”

The story of the Union Pacific Railroad. Chapter headings are:

1. The Project and its Projectors
2. The Proposition in Congress
3. Mostly Financial
4. Commencement of the Work
5. Progress Made
6. Indian Troubles during Construction
7. The Builders
8. Completion of the Line
9. The Kansas Division (Kansas Pacific Ry)
10. The Denver-Cheyenne Line (Denver Pacific R.R.)
11. History of the Line since its Completion
12. The Central Pacific Railroad
Appendix

Student Course in Railroading

Southern Pacific Company (Pacific System) 1914
Go to Book
DDC: 385

Sections of the course are:

General Course
Operation and Maintenance
Passenger and Freight Traffic
Accounting
General Information
Bibliography

History of the First Locomotives in America …

NY Appleton 1874
Brown, William H.Go to Book
DDC: 385

(title continued) ” …From Original documents, and the testimony of Living Witnesses”



When Railroads were New

NY: Holt 1909
Carter, Charles FrederickGo to Book
DDC: 385

“Story of railroad beginnings in the United States, giving the genesis of the great lines and the development of the features that are now so familiar, and recalling the romance and vicissitudes of early railroad history.”
– – A.L.A.Catalog 1904-11

Chapter headings:

1. The Dawn of the Railroad Era
2. America’s Pioneer Railroad
3. Early Days on the Erie
4. Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Railroad
5. Genesis of the Vanderbilt System
6. Incubator Railroads
7. The First Transcontinental Railroad
8. Through Tribulation by Rail
9. Romance of a Great Railroad

Railway Organization and Working; A Series of Lectures delivered before the Railway Classes of the University of Chicago

Chicago: University of Chicago 1906
Dewnsnup, Ernest Ritson, ed.Go to Book
DDC: 385

Lectures, all by different people, cover a wide variety of topics.

How We Built the Union Pacific Railway

Washington: GPO 1910
Dodge, Grenville M. (Major General)Go to Book
DDC: 385

The author was Chief Engineer, Union Pacific Railway, 1866-1870.

Freight Terminals and Trains

McGraw-Hill 1912
Droege, John A.Go to Book
DDC: 385

Subtitle: “Including a revision of “Yards and Terminals”.
“A clear and comprehensive presentation based on experience, from the viewpoint of officers and constructional engineers.”
– A.L.A. Catalog (1926)


Passenger Terminals and Trains

McGraw-Hill 1916
Droege, John A.Go to Book
DDC: 385

“A somewhat technical work describing various types of way stations and terminals for passenger use, with train operation, baggage and other service.”
– A.L.A. Catalog (1926)


Railroad Transportation, its History and its Laws

Putnam 1886
Hadley, Arthur T.Go to Book
DDC: 385

Thorough exhaustive discussion.
– – A.L.A.Catalog 1904


Boys’ Book of Railways

Stokes 1910
Howden, Joseph Russell Go to Book
DDC: 385

“Comprehensive survey of railway history and management, treating passenger and freight matters in separate sections. illustrations cover the whole range of rolling stock, from famous American “fliers” to a Chinese coal-car. Though written for older boys, of equal interest to men.”
– – A.L.A.Catalog 1904-11


American Railway Transportation

Appleton 1903
Johnson, Emory B. Go to Book
DDC: 385

Describes existing system, discussing questions of ownership, management, monopoly and competition, rates, fares, relations with state, etc. Bibliographic references.
– – A.L.A.Catalog 1904


Practical Treatise on Railways, explaining their Construction and Management…

Edinburgh: Black. 1839
LeCount, Peter (Lieut.)Go to Book
DDC: 385

(title continued) “… with numerous woodcuts and ten plates: being the article “Railways” in the seventh edition of the Encylopedia Britannica”

This book is about trains and all aspects of railroad operations in Britain rather than America, but is a useful guide to railroad operations as they were in the 1830s. Chapter headings are:

-Preliminary observations – arrangements before commencing the works.
-Preparation of working drawings, and specifications for contracts.
-Mails, carriages, waggons, horse-boxes, etc.
-Buildings at stations, and apparatus.
-Duties of Engine-men, and necessary regulations along the line.
-Description of engines, and methods of working them.
-Annual expenses of railways.
-Great western railway reports.
-System of direction and management.
-History of locomotive engines.
-Explanation of the plates.
-List of railways, when Act was passed, and amount of money raised, or authorized to be raised.

For works on railroad construction or operations, see: Section 625 Engineering of Railroads, Roads


Railroad Freight Transportation

Appleton 1926
Loree, Leonor FresnelGo to Book
DDC: 385

“Deals with all phases of loading, distribution of cars, movement of engines and trains and handling of men as related to transportation.”
– A.L.A. Catalog (1926)

Railroad Administration

NY: Appleton 1910
Morris, RayGo to Book
DDC: 385


The Railway Builders: A Chronicle of Overland Highways

Toronto: Glasgow, Brook 1920
Skelton, Oscar D.Go to Book
DDC: 385

Chapter headings:

1. The Coming of the Railway
2. Early Travel in Canada
3. The call for the Railway
4. The Canadian Beginnings
5. The Grand Trunk Era
6. The Intercolonial
7. The Canadian Pacific – Beginnings
8. Building the Canadian Pacific
9. The Era of Amalgamation
10. The Canadian Northern
11. The Expansion of the Grand Trunk
12. Sundry Developments
13. Some General Questions
Bibliographical Note

For works on railroad construction or operations, see: Section 625 Engineering of Railroads, Roads

One Hundred Years of American Railroading

NY: Dodd, Mead 1928
Starr, John William Jr.Go to Book
DDC: 385

The book consists mostly of brief histories of numerous railroad companies.

The Story of the Railroad

NY: Appleton 1906
Warman, CyGo to Book
DDC: 385

Chapter headings:

1. The Origin of the Idea
2. Early Explorations nd Surveys
3. The Building of the Road
4. The Tombs of the Trail Makers
5. The Meeting of the Rails
6. A Brush with the Sioux
7. The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe
8. The Seer of the Santa Fe
9. Life in a Grading Camp
10. Peopling the Great American Desert
11. The Road Reaches the Rockies
12. The Invasion of New Mexico
13. The Grand Canon War
14. Incidents of the Early Days
15. The Denver and Rio Grande
16. The Northern Pacific
17. The Canadian Pacific
18. Road Making in Mexico
19. The Opening of Oklahoma
20. The Railroad Engineer
21. At the Front
22. The Railroad and the People
23. The Beginnings of the Express Business
24. The West To-day

A Brief Review of Railroad History from the Earliest Period to the Year 1894

Philadelphia: Allen, Lane & Scott 1895
Wilson, William HasellGo to Book
DDC: 385


 

385.1 Economic aspects

Selected Articles on Government Ownership of Railroads

H. W. Wilson 1914
Phelps, Edith M., comp. Go to Book
DDC: 385.1

In the first decades of the 20th century publisher H.W. Wilson produced many volumes in its Debaters’ Handbook Series on social and political issues that were under discussion at the time. Each book contains the full text of selected articles and documents representing opposing views on the issue, along with a substantial bibliography of books and articles.

Most of the books mentioned in these guides are likely to be freely available online. Search by title; first at the Internet Archive (archive.org), then at HathiTrust.org. Referenced magazine articles may also be available online at the same sites, with HathiTrust the preferred site for magazines. Links for some popular magazines of the day are also available on this Century Past website at General serials (Magazines) and their indexes.

Railroads and state, United States

Selected Articles on Government Ownership of Railroads Vol II

H. W. Wilson 1919
Phelps, Edith M., comp. Go to Book
DDC: 385.1

See the description under the first volume with this title, above.

Railroads and state, United States

 

387 Water, air, space transportation

American Merchant Ships and Sailors

Dodd 1908
Abbot, Willis J. Go to Book
DDC: 387

American shipping from colonial days to present, including coastwise, oversea, river, lake and fishing craft. Accurate.
– – A.L.A.Catalog 1904


Ocean Steamships; a Popular Account of their Construction, Development, Management and Appliances

Scribner’s Sons 1891
Chadwick, F.E. and othersGo to Book
DDC: 387


Romance of the Ship

Lippincott 1911
Chatterton, Edward Keble Go to Book
DDC: 387

“Covers in one volume the field of the author’s Sailing Ships and their Story and Steamships and their Story. Suffers somewhat from condensation and omissions, but is on the whole very informing and interesting.”
– – A.L.A.Catalog 1904-11

Ships & Ways of other Days

Sidgwick & Jackson 1913
Chatterton, Edward KebleGo to Book
DDC: 387

“”A fascinating book for the reader interested in sea-faring matters and old voyages, telling how men managed to build, launch, equip, and fit out different craft in all ages, how ships behaved, and how mariners have lived on shipboard. Well illustrated with reproductions, of old prints and with line drawings.”
– Standard Catalog for Public Libraries: Science and Useful Arts (1931)


Ocean Steamship Traffic Management

Appleton 1920
Huebner, Grover G., PhDGo to Book
DDC: 387

The first volume of a projected “Shipping series.” Presents the facts, forms; functions and principles of most importance in the shipping business; analyzes the divisions of freight and passenger service, the duties of each position and the possible lines of advancement. Well organized; written with clearness and precision. Part one is on “The traffic organization of ocean shipping,” part two “Ocean shipping documents” and part three “Ocean rates and regulations.”
– A. L. A. Catalog (1926)

Ports and Terminal Facilities

McGraw-Hill 1918
MacElwee, Roy S., PhDGo to Book
DDC: 387

“A valuable work on the economic importance of ports, proper equipment and methods of handling traffic.”
– Standard Catalog for Public Libraries: Science and Useful Arts (1931)

Selected Articles on the American Merchant Marine

H. W. Wilson 1916
Phelps, Edith M., comp. Go to Book
DDC: 387.5

In the first decades of the 20th century publisher H.W. Wilson produced many volumes in its Debaters’ Handbook Series on social and political issues that were under discussion at the time. Each book contains the full text of selected articles and documents representing opposing views on the issue, along with a substantial bibliography of books and articles.

Most of the books mentioned in these guides are likely to be freely available online. Search by title; first at the Internet Archive (archive.org), then at HathiTrust.org. Referenced magazine articles may also be available online at the same sites, with HathiTrust the preferred site for magazines. Links for some popular magazines of the day are also available on this Century Past website at General serials (Magazines) and their indexes.

 

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