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Monopolies and the People

By D. C. Cloud
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  • MONOPOLIES
  • THE PEOPLE.
    • D. C. CLOUD,
      • MUSCATINE.
        • DAVENPORT, IOWA: DAY, EGBERT, & FIDLAR. 1873.
        • TO THE
      • DAVENPORT, IOWA: DAY, EGBERT, & FIDLAR. 1873.
      • TO THE
    • MUSCATINE.
      • DAVENPORT, IOWA: DAY, EGBERT, & FIDLAR. 1873.
      • TO THE
    • DAVENPORT, IOWA: DAY, EGBERT, & FIDLAR. 1873.
    • TO THE
    • Patrons of Husbandry,
      • THE AUTHOR.
    • THE AUTHOR.
    • PREFACE.
      • TO THE READER.
    • TO THE READER.
    • TABLE OF CONTENTS.
      • APPENDIX.
        • ERRATA.
      • ERRATA.
    • APPENDIX.
      • ERRATA.
    • ERRATA.
  • Monopolies and the People.
    • INTRODUCTORY CHAPTER.
    • CHAPTER I.
      • A PRELIMINARY SURVEY.
    • A PRELIMINARY SURVEY.
    • CHAPTER II.
      • THE PACIFIC RAILROAD INIQUITY.
    • THE PACIFIC RAILROAD INIQUITY.
    • CHAPTER III.
      • THE MONOPOLISTS "HELP THEMSELVES."
    • THE MONOPOLISTS "HELP THEMSELVES."
    • CHAPTER IV.
      • HOW CONGRESS BETRAYED THE PEOPLE.
    • HOW CONGRESS BETRAYED THE PEOPLE.
    • CHAPTER V.
      • CONGRESS BECOME A STOCK EXCHANGE.
    • CONGRESS BECOME A STOCK EXCHANGE.
    • CHAPTER VI.
      • HOW THE LAND GRANT RAILROADS "DEVELOPE" A COUNTRY.
    • HOW THE LAND GRANT RAILROADS "DEVELOPE" A COUNTRY.
    • CHAPTER VII.
      • THE CREDIT MOBILIER, AND A VILLAINOUS CONTRACT.
        • THE "OAKES AMES CONTRACT."—ITS ASSIGNMENTS TO THE CREDIT MOBILIER.
        • ASSIGNMENT OF CONTRACT TO SEVEN TRUSTEES.
      • THE "OAKES AMES CONTRACT."—ITS ASSIGNMENTS TO THE CREDIT MOBILIER.
      • ASSIGNMENT OF CONTRACT TO SEVEN TRUSTEES.
    • THE CREDIT MOBILIER, AND A VILLAINOUS CONTRACT.
      • THE "OAKES AMES CONTRACT."—ITS ASSIGNMENTS TO THE CREDIT MOBILIER.
      • ASSIGNMENT OF CONTRACT TO SEVEN TRUSTEES.
    • THE "OAKES AMES CONTRACT."—ITS ASSIGNMENTS TO THE CREDIT MOBILIER.
    • ASSIGNMENT OF CONTRACT TO SEVEN TRUSTEES.
    • CHAPTER VIII.
      • HAS CONGRESS THE POWER, UNDER THE CONSTITUTION, TO CREATE OR ENDOW PRIVATE CORPORATIONS?
    • HAS CONGRESS THE POWER, UNDER THE CONSTITUTION, TO CREATE OR ENDOW PRIVATE CORPORATIONS?
    • CHAPTER IX.
      • STATE RIGHTS AT THE BAR OF A CORRUPT CONGRESS.
    • STATE RIGHTS AT THE BAR OF A CORRUPT CONGRESS.
    • CHAPTER X.
      • AN UNSETTLED ACCOUNT—A GUILTY DIRECTORY.
    • AN UNSETTLED ACCOUNT—A GUILTY DIRECTORY.
    • CHAPTER XI.
      • THE SOLE PURPOSES OF TAXATION.
    • THE SOLE PURPOSES OF TAXATION.
    • CHAPTER XII.
      • THE RIGHT OF EMINENT DOMAIN.—UNCONSTITUTIONALITY OF MUNICIPAL AID TO RAILROADS.
    • THE RIGHT OF EMINENT DOMAIN.—UNCONSTITUTIONALITY OF MUNICIPAL AID TO RAILROADS.
    • CHAPTER XIII.
      • THE FATAL POLICY OF MORTGAGING CITIES AND COUNTIES FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF RAILROADS.
    • THE FATAL POLICY OF MORTGAGING CITIES AND COUNTIES FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF RAILROADS.
    • CHAPTER XIV.
      • THE IMPOVERISHING TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM.—THE WAREHOUSE CONSPIRACY.
    • THE IMPOVERISHING TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM.—THE WAREHOUSE CONSPIRACY.
    • CHAPTER XV.
      • A NEW AND FALSE PRINCIPLE IN HYDRAULICS—WATERED STOCK—ITS UNLAWFUL PROFITS THE SOURCE OF EXTORTIONATE TARIFFS—THE "FAST DISPATCH" SWINDLE.
    • A NEW AND FALSE PRINCIPLE IN HYDRAULICS—WATERED STOCK—ITS UNLAWFUL PROFITS THE SOURCE OF EXTORTIONATE TARIFFS—THE "FAST DISPATCH" SWINDLE.
    • CHAPTER XVI.
      • A PRIVILEGED CLASS—THE MONOPOLISTS RELIEVED OF THE BURDENS OF TAXATION—AN OUTRAGE UPON REPUBLICAN GOVERNMENT.
    • A PRIVILEGED CLASS—THE MONOPOLISTS RELIEVED OF THE BURDENS OF TAXATION—AN OUTRAGE UPON REPUBLICAN GOVERNMENT.
    • CHAPTER XVII.
      • THE STRONG GRASP OF CONSOLIDATED CAPITAL ON AMERICAN LEGISLATION—BEECHER ON "REFORMATION OR REVOLUTION"—"HISTORY OF RAILWAY LEGISLATION IN IOWA."
        • HISTORY OF RAILWAY LEGISLATION IN IOWA.
      • HISTORY OF RAILWAY LEGISLATION IN IOWA.
    • THE STRONG GRASP OF CONSOLIDATED CAPITAL ON AMERICAN LEGISLATION—BEECHER ON "REFORMATION OR REVOLUTION"—"HISTORY OF RAILWAY LEGISLATION IN IOWA."
      • HISTORY OF RAILWAY LEGISLATION IN IOWA.
    • HISTORY OF RAILWAY LEGISLATION IN IOWA.
    • CHAPTER XVIII.
      • THE "TRAIL OF THE SERPENT" IN THE INTERIOR DEPARTMENT.
    • THE "TRAIL OF THE SERPENT" IN THE INTERIOR DEPARTMENT.
    • CHAPTER XIX.
      • THE MONOPOLISTS AT THE DOOR OF THE WHITE HOUSE.
    • THE MONOPOLISTS AT THE DOOR OF THE WHITE HOUSE.
    • CHAPTER XX.
      • THE UNITED STATES TREASURY THE VASSAL OF WALL STREET—STOCK "OPERATIONS" EXPLAINED.
    • THE UNITED STATES TREASURY THE VASSAL OF WALL STREET—STOCK "OPERATIONS" EXPLAINED.
    • CHAPTER XXI.
      • HOW WALL STREET BUILDS RAILROADS—A HOT-BED OF CORRUPTION.
    • HOW WALL STREET BUILDS RAILROADS—A HOT-BED OF CORRUPTION.
    • CHAPTER XXII.
      • THE SUPREME BENCH INVADED—ITS DECISIONS REVIEWED.
    • THE SUPREME BENCH INVADED—ITS DECISIONS REVIEWED.
    • CHAPTER XXIII.
      • BANK MONOPOLISTS—THEIR CONTROL OF THE CURRENCY. A BANKRUPT FINANCIAL POLICY.
    • BANK MONOPOLISTS—THEIR CONTROL OF THE CURRENCY. A BANKRUPT FINANCIAL POLICY.
    • CHAPTER XXIV.
      • OUR TARIFF POLICY.—DOES PROTECTION PROTECT?
    • OUR TARIFF POLICY.—DOES PROTECTION PROTECT?
    • CHAPTER XXV.
      • PATENT RIGHTS AND THEIR ABUSES.
    • PATENT RIGHTS AND THEIR ABUSES.
    • CONCLUSION.
      • REFORMATION OR REVOLUTION.—A RADICAL CHANGE DEMANDED IN THE ADMINISTRATION OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS.—CONCLUSIONS OF THE AUTHOR.
        • "SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES.
      • "SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES.
    • REFORMATION OR REVOLUTION.—A RADICAL CHANGE DEMANDED IN THE ADMINISTRATION OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS.—CONCLUSIONS OF THE AUTHOR.
      • "SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES.
    • "SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES.
  • APPENDIX.
  • APPENDIX.
    • CHAPTER I.
    • CHAPTER II.
      • DISSENTING OPINION OF CHIEF JUSTICE CHASE.
    • DISSENTING OPINION OF CHIEF JUSTICE CHASE.
    • CHAPTER III.
      • DISSENTING OPINION OF JUSTICE CLIFFORD.
    • DISSENTING OPINION OF JUSTICE CLIFFORD.
    • CHAPTER IV.
      • DISSENTING OPINION OF JUSTICE FIELD.
    • DISSENTING OPINION OF JUSTICE FIELD.
    • CHAPTER V.
      • GOVERNMENT CONTROL OF RAILROADS.
        • THE RAILROAD DISCUSSION AND COMMON SENSE—THE LATEST DEVICE FOR FIXING RATES OF TRANSPORTATION.
      • THE RAILROAD DISCUSSION AND COMMON SENSE—THE LATEST DEVICE FOR FIXING RATES OF TRANSPORTATION.
    • GOVERNMENT CONTROL OF RAILROADS.
      • THE RAILROAD DISCUSSION AND COMMON SENSE—THE LATEST DEVICE FOR FIXING RATES OF TRANSPORTATION.
    • THE RAILROAD DISCUSSION AND COMMON SENSE—THE LATEST DEVICE FOR FIXING RATES OF TRANSPORTATION.
    • CHAPTER VI.
      • THE INFLUENCE OF MONOPOLIES UPON LABOR.
    • THE INFLUENCE OF MONOPOLIES UPON LABOR.
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