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A squatter's republic : land and the politics of monopoly in California, 1850-1900

Author: Tamara Venit Shelton
Publisher: Berkeley, California : Published for the Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West by University of California Press, [2013]
Series: Western histories, 7.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Follows the rise and fall of the land question in the Gilded Age - and the rise and fall of a particularly nineteenth-century vision of landed independence. This title considers the land question  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tamara Venit Shelton
ISBN: 9780873282550 0873282558 9780520289093 0520289099
OCLC Number: 830837512
Description: viii, 277 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Squatters and speculators: the foundations of anti-land monopolism in California --
The squatter vote: squatters' rights and party politics from California to Kansas --
"Root the white race in the soil:" Henry George, land monopoly, and Chinese exclusion --
Labor and the land question: Henry George, Terrence Powderly, and industrial labor --
Reform --
Telling stories about squatters: representations of squatters in history and fiction --
Tramps and millionaires: anti-land monopolism and railroad reform --
Conclusion: outcasts in heaven itself.
Series Title: Western histories, 7.
Responsibility: by Tamara Venit Shelton.
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"Solidly researched, impeccably written, and filled with insights." CHOICE 20140801 "Shelton has written a fine first book that is a welcome addition to the burgeoning literature on California in the Read more...

 
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