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Crude politics : the California oil market, 1900-1940

Author: Paul Sabin
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. : University of California Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
Paul Sabin offers a study of the oil market in California before World War II, showing how the development of an economy & society very heavily dependent upon oil production & consumption was largely directed by policy decisions regarding property rights, regulatory law & public investment.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2004008524
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Sabin
ISBN: 0520931149 9780520931145 1282357530 9781282357532 9780520241985 0520241983
OCLC Number: 741926634
Description: 1 online resource (xx, 307 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: The end of the old property regime --
The politics of the 1920 Mineral Leasing Act --
Beaches versus oil in Southern California --
"The same unsavory smell of Teapot Dome" --
The struggle to control California oil production --
Federalism and the unruly oil market --
"Transportation by taxation" --
Defending the user financing system.
Responsibility: Paul Sabin.


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