The Iron Horse and the Constitution: The Railroads and the Transformation of the Fourteenth Amendment


This is the first in-depth analysis of American railroad litigation from the 1880s to 1910 that led to landmark Supreme Court decisions fundamentally altering the meaning of due process in American constitutional law and establishing a basic power of the federal courts to restrict state regulation over railroad rates. This is also the first book-length study to systematically explore the impact of American railroads on the Constitution and judicial process.

Additional information

Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 1993


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