George Hilton (historian)
|George W. Hilton|
January 18, 1925|
|Died||August 4, 2014
George Woodman Hilton (January 18, 1925 – August 4, 2014) was a United States historian and economist, who specialized in social history, transportation economics, regulation by commission, the history of economic thought and labor history.
Born in Chicago, Hilton attended Dartmouth College and earned his A.B. in Economics summa cum laude in 1946. He obtained his M.A. in 1950. Hilton attended the London School of Economics in 1953-1955, and obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1956.
- The Truck System Including a History of the British Truck Acts 1465-1960 (1960)
- The Great Lakes Car Ferries (1962; Howell-North, Berkeley, CA)
- The Electric Interurban Railways in America (1964; co-written with John F. Due)
- The Cable Car in America (1971; revised edition in 1982)
- The Illustrated History of Paddle Steamers (1976)
- "What Did We Give Up With the Big Red Cars?" (article, 1976)
- Amtrak: The National Railroad Passenger Corporation (1980)
- The Ma and Pa (1981)
- Hilton, George W. (1997) . American Narrow Gauge Railroads. Stanford, California: Stanford University Press. ISBN 0-8047-1731-1.
- The Annotated Baseball Stories of Ring W. Lardner, 1914-1919 (1995)
- Eastland: Legacy of the Titanic (1995)
- Lake Michigan Passenger Steamers (2002; Stanford University Press)
- "Transportation historian George W. Hilton dies". Trains. August 7, 2014.
- faculty page at UCLA Retrieved November 9, 2013.