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The Trolley Problem: The Demise of the Streetcar in New Haven

dc.contributor.authorWasserman, Jacob L.
dc.identifier.citationWasserman, Jacob L. "The Trolley Problem: The Demise of the Streetcar in New Haven." Vanderbilt Historical Review 1.1 (2016): 49-57.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe replacement of trolley systems by buses, a process which fundamentally reshaped America's urban landscape, has long been viewed as inevitable. However, in this paper, I look beyond arguments of financial necessity to show that, in New Haven, Connecticut, a massive engineering and publicity campaign coordinated between business, government, and media was necessary to overcome structural factors favorable to the trolley and accomplish its seemingly inevitable removal.en_US
dc.publisherVanderbilt University, Department of Historyen_US
dc.titleThe Trolley Problem: The Demise of the Streetcar in New Havenen_US

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