Moving Milk: Public Health, Milk Transportation, and Modal Choices in Baltimore, 1840-1940

dc.contributor.advisorZeller, Thomasen_US
dc.contributor.authorMcDonald, James Dixonen_US
dc.contributor.departmentHistoryen_US
dc.contributor.publisherDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.contributor.publisherUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.date.accessioned2018-07-17T06:31:28Z
dc.date.available2018-07-17T06:31:28Z
dc.date.issued2018en_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis studies the factors leading to the modal shift from rail to road in Baltimore’s farm to city milk transportation in the 1920s. It draws on histories of transportation, public health, food, and business to maintain that progressive public health regulation, driven by calls for reform of the milk supply, created an oligopoly for which trucks better suited vertical integration goals. This research highlights the relevance of public health policy to the study of transportation regulation and modal competition. Secondarily, this thesis establishes railroads as a primary actor in the 19th century rise in urban milk consumption.en_US
dc.identifierhttps://doi.org/10.13016/M26H4CT5X
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/21065
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledHistoryen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledAmerican historyen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledBaltimoreen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledMilken_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledPublic Healthen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledRailroaden_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledTrainen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledTrucken_US
dc.titleMoving Milk: Public Health, Milk Transportation, and Modal Choices in Baltimore, 1840-1940en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US

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