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Uncovering Nevada's past : a primary source history of the Silver State

Author: John B Reid; Ronald M James
Publisher: Reno : University of Nevada Press, ©2004.
Series: Wilbur S. Shepperson series in Nevada history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A collection of more than fifty major documents and visual images that define Nevada's colorful and complex development.
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Genre/Form: History
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Uncovering Nevada's past.
Reno : University of Nevada Press, ©2004
(OCoLC)607139563
Online version:
Uncovering Nevada's past.
Reno : University of Nevada Press, ©2004
(OCoLC)607654219
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John B Reid; Ronald M James
ISBN: 0874175674 9780874175677
OCLC Number: 55217024
Description: xviii, 228 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Beginnings --
The Physical Environment --
A Computer-Enhanced Map of Nevada Geography --
Mark Twain on Nevada's "Harsh Land" --
Contacts and Conflicts --
The Adventures of Zenas Leonard, Fur Trader --
The Pyramid Lake War from Two Perspectives: Numaga and Edmund Bryant --
The Native American Condition: Various Writings by Sarah Winnemucca --
Bonanzas and Borrascas --
First Settlements, Territory, and Early Statehood --
Captain Nathaniel V. Jones's Report from the Las Vegas Mormon Fort-Mission --
The Gold Hill Record Book --
Congressman James M. Ashley's (R-Ohio) Reasons for Nevada Statehood, 1865 --
William M. Ormsby's Letter to Stephen Douglas --
President Abraham Lincoln's Proclamation of Nevada Statehood, 1864 --
The Nevada Constitution's Paramount Allegiance Clause --
The Comstock --
Mark Twain and Gold Fever --
The Old Corner Bar's Water Filter --
Nevada Architecture in the Nineteenth Century --
The Virginia Evening Chronicle Reports on Opium on the Comstock --
Dan De Quille on Woodcutting in the Sierra Nevada --
Fortune-Telling on the Comstock --
Julia Bulette's Probate Records --
Mark Twain's Description of the Execution of John Millian, 1868 --
James Nye's Speech to the First Territorial Legislature --
Frances Fuller Victor's "Nevada" --
Nineteenth-Century Social History --
Letters to Wovoka --
The Reno Evening Gazette Reports on Coxey's Army in Nevada --
Two Voices for Civil Rights in the Nineteenth Century / W.H. Hall, Alexander W. Baldwin --
Rolling the Dice --
Turn-of-the-Century Mining Booms.
Series Title: Wilbur S. Shepperson series in Nevada history.
Responsibility: edited by John B. Reid and Ronald M. James.
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