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The silver state : Nevada's heritage reinterpreted

Author: James W Hulse
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 : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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The new edition gives close attention to social and political changes that have occurred since the original publication of The Silver State in 1991. Specifically, Hulse discusses the impact of a growing statewide population; new developments within the education system; the expanding roles of women; recent changes and developments in state politics; the exponential growth of Las Vegas; and an assessment of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hulse, James W.
Silver state.
Reno : University of Nevada Press, 1998
(OCoLC)645903057
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James W Hulse
ISBN: 0874173183 9780874173185
OCLC Number: 39217040
Description: x, 375 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: The Space and the Natural Setting --
Native Americans --
The First Explorers --
Settlers on the Move, 1841-1850 --
Three Cultures in Collision, 1850-1860 --
The Early Comstock and Statehood --
Colorado Steamboats, Eldorado Canyon, and the Second Wave of Mormons --
The Era of the Boomtowns, 1865-1878 --
The Railroads and Their Towns --
The Livestock Oligarchy and the Agricultural Frontier --
Crusaders for Silver, Indians' and Women's Rights --
The Second Mining Boom --
The Second Era of Railroad Building --
New Urban Experiments: Reno and Las Vegas Since 1940 --
Land and Water: Changing Policies and Uses --
Nevada Governments: Federal, State, and Local --
Gambling and Tourism --
Community Building in the Silver State --
The Struggle for Equal Rights --
The Twelve Northern Counties --
The Five Southern Counties.
Series Title: Wilbur S. Shepperson series in history and humanities (Unnumbered)
Responsibility: James W. Hulse.

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In this revised edition, the author recounts the major events, both historical and social, that have shaped Nevada. It discusses social and political changes that have occurred since the original  Read more...

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