Sunset Limited: The Southern Pacific Railroad and the Development of the American West, 1850-1930 / Edition 1

Sunset Limited: The Southern Pacific Railroad and the Development of the American West, 1850-1930 / Edition 1

by Richard J. Orsi
     
 


About the Author:
Richard Orsi is Professor Emeritus of History at California State University, East Bay See more details below

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About the Author:
Richard Orsi is Professor Emeritus of History at California State University, East Bay

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520251649
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
02/06/2007
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
637
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.63(d)

Table of Contents

1"These mountains look took ugly and I see too much work ahead" : building the Southern Pacific Company, 1850-19303
2Men of vision : Southern Pacific leaders, land, agriculture, and the development of California and the West45
3"Stand on the rights of the company and make a square fight of it" : land-grant myths, conflicts with the government, and squatterism65
4The Mussel Slough affair92
5A land of "well-tilled little farms" : land-grant development105
6Promoting the Far West130
7"The satisfactory supply is yet undiscovered" : the Southern Pacific as a pioneer water developer169
8"A great encouragement for others" : private irrigation189
9"This splendid country is to be reclaimed" : public irrigation205
10"The government is hard to deal with" : federal reclamation238
11"Evangel train" : scientific agriculture279
12"The damndest railroading you ever heard of" : marketing the produce of western farms317
13"Shall this destruction proceed?" : wilderness preservation349
14"Putting our properties on the most conservative and scientific basis" : resource conservation376

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