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Author Jones, J
Title The Politics of Transport in Twentieth-Century France
Imprint Montreal : McGill-Queen's University Press, 1984
©1984
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Note Intro -- Contents -- Figures -- Tables -- Preface -- Abbreviations -- 1 French Transport Policy: Raison d'état or Esprit de clocher? -- 2 The Rise of the Automobile, 1920-1930 -- 3 Transport and the Depression, 1930-1934 -- 4 Ententes and Economies, 1934-1936 -- 5 Carrot and Stick, 1936-1939 -- 6 Transport and War: Vichy -- 7 Transport and War: The Free French -- 8 Transport and the Plan -- 9 Transport and the Postwar Boom, 1950-1973 -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Y -- Z
Few aspects of economic development have had such a widespread or profound impact on the reshaping of contemporary France as transportation. As a result, transport policy has brought many of the major social forces into conflict. Monopolistic railway companies, closely aligned with the banks, combated the defenders of the regions and small towns. The fiercely independent truckers and barge-haulers, proponents of the small family firm, collided with the forces of the state. Apostles of the transatlantic gospel of free enterprise and technical progress clashed with supporters of a planned, socialist society
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Jones, J. The Politics of Transport in Twentieth-Century France Montreal : McGill-Queen's University Press,c1984 9780773504288
Subject Transportation and state -- France -- History -- 20th century.;Transportation -- France -- History -- 20th century
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