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Empire on the Hudson: Entrepreneurial Vision and Political Power at the Port of New York Authority

Jameson W. Doig
Format
Book
Published
New York : Columbia University Press, c2001.
Language
English
Series
Columbia History of Urban Life
ISBN
0231076762 (cloth : acid-free paper), 0231076770 (pbk. : acid-free paper)
Contents
  • Elected and Appointed Officials: Years in Office xi
  • Preface: Hopes and Judgments xix
  • Chapter 1. A Wilsonian Hybrid: The Powers of Government and the Spirit of Capitalism 1
  • Part 1. Creating a New Institution
  • Chapter 2. Tensions and Opportunities of Federalism: Commercial Conflict in the New York Region 27
  • Chapter 3. Designing a New Organization: An Uneasy Marriage of Planning and Politics 47
  • Part 2. Failure and a New Beginning
  • Chapter 4. Modernizing the Rail System: Contending Strategies for an Expanding Metropolis 77
  • Chapter 5. Negotiating with the Railroads: Regional Planning Confronts the Wary Capitalist 97
  • Chapter 6. Politics and Engineering Passion: Expanding the Port Authority's Dreams 120
  • Chapter 7. A Web of Bridges, Tunnels, and Political Intrigue 143
  • Part 3. Drift and the Sources of Renewal
  • Chapter 8. Near Bankruptcy and the Loss of Vision 181
  • Chapter 9. Federalism as a Lawyers' Playground 192
  • Chapter 10. Threat to Municipal Bonds as Danger and Opportunity 214
  • Part 4. Expanding Empire
  • Chapter 11. To Claim the Skies and the Seas 247
  • Chapter 12. Breaking an Airline Monopoly 288
  • Chapter 13. More Than "A Humdrum Job of Engineering": Creating a Giant Bus Station in Manhattan 315
  • Chapter 14. A Regional Empire in American Politics: Local History and Its Impact, Leadership Strategies, and Ethical Dilemmas 359
  • Epilogue: Triumphs and Travails of an Aging Empire 373
  • Appendix Port Compact of 1921 403.
Description
xix, 582 p., [36] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Technical Details
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