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The roar and the silence : a history of Virginia City and the Comstock Lode

Author: Ronald M James
Publisher: Reno : University of Nevada Press, ©1998.
Series: Wilbur S. Shepperson series in history and humanities (Unnumbered)
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Roar and the Silence chronicles the area's history from its earliest days through the early twentieth century, when the lode finally gave out ant the Comstock sank into silent decay, and up to the present, when Virginia City and its environs found new life, first as a community of bohemians and artists, and more recently as a tourist attraction offering a taste of the frontier experience to visitors from around  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
James, Ronald M. (Ronald Michael), 1955-
Roar and the silence.
Reno : University of Nevada Press, c1998
(OCoLC)645756515
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ronald M James
ISBN: 0874173205 9780874173208
OCLC Number: 38936706
Description: xxi, 355 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. A Glimmer of Opportunity: The Setting --
2. The First Boom: Building the Community --
3. The First Boom: Building the Mines --
4. Grief, Depression, and Disasters: Successes in the Midst of Failures --
5. A Time of Bonanza --
6. The Workers: Labor in an Industrialized Community --
7. The International Community: Ethnicity Celebrated --
8. The Moral Options: Sinners --
9. The Moral Options: Saints --
10. Princes and Paupers: Contrasts in Class --
11. Over Time: Bonanza and Borrasca (1877-1942) --
12. The Sequel to the Big Bonanza: Tourism and Television.
Series Title: Wilbur S. Shepperson series in history and humanities (Unnumbered)
Responsibility: Ronald M. James.
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A history of Comstock's life - from the people who produced the wealth, to those who created a community of families, tradesmen, and mining professionals. It examines ethnic communities and the life  Read more...

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