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ERIC Number: EJ843329
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0275-7664
Nebraska's Live Stock Sanitary Commission and the Rise of American Progressivism
Amstutz, David Lee
Great Plains Quarterly, v28 n4 p259-275 Fall 2008
The state of Nebraska contributed to progressive thought in the 1880s. Like the other states in the Great Plains, Nebraska was heavily involved in the livestock industry. When contagious diseases threatened Nebraska's livestock, the state advocated a Federalist-Whig policy by requesting federal assistance. The national government's powers were limited, however, and Nebraska took action by creating an agency called the Live Stock Sanitary Commission. In 1888 Nebraska began calling for federal regulation of the large-scale meatpacking industries in Chicago.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Illinois; Nebraska