(Americana - Railroad History). Public Ownership of Railroads Statement of Hon. Albert M. Todd President of the Public Ownership League of America in the Hearings Before the Committee on Interstate Commerce, United States Senate :: Sixty Fifth Congress :::Third Session February 21, 1919.
Washington: Government Printing Office, 1919 44 pages; the author "...accordingly discuss(es) this question from the standpoint of the largest economic and political good in the interest of our entire citizenship, and especially of the Public Ownership League of America..."; the agenda for change being proposed by Albert May Todd (1850-1931) businessman (the Michigan "Peppermint King") and politician; giving evidence for the success of such a proposal, including arguments about and in favor of public ownership; with a large section delineating the "Railway Exploitation Under Private Ownership" and citing many examples of abuse including account fabrication and falsification, stock market manipulation, company director transgressions, waste, dummy companies, large purchases without bids
and more; approx. 5 1/2" x 9" size; some spotting and soiling to printed stapled wrap covers, old dampstain at bottom corner, little dogearing first few leaves; in good condition; interesting early 20th century railroad industry overview and history ephemera.