The Road to an Empire

  title={The Road to an Empire},
  author={Marie-Louise ten and Horn-Van Nispen and Wim Ravesteijn},
  journal={The Journal of Transport History},
  pages={40 - 57}
This article focuses on the Dutch East Indies use of organization and technology to develop road infrastructure between 1800 and 1950, the period characterized by modernization. This modernization encompasses both the technological aspects of developing the road network and the transformation of the Dutch East Indies from colony to modern state. The authors compare these developments to those occurring in the Netherlands, the 'mother country'. Development of road infrastructure is traced… 
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