The Silver State, 3rd Edition: Nevada's Heritage Reinterpreted / Edition 3

The Silver State, 3rd Edition: Nevada's Heritage Reinterpreted / Edition 3

by James W. Hulse
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0874175925

ISBN-13: 9780874175929

Pub. Date: 07/09/2004

Publisher: University of Nevada Press

Nevada has changed dramatically over the past quarter century, and in this third edition of The Silver State, renowned historian James W. Hulse recounts the major events -- historical, political, and social -- that have shaped our state. Hulse's cohesive and readable approach offers students and general readers an accessible account of Nevada's colorful history. The

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Nevada has changed dramatically over the past quarter century, and in this third edition of The Silver State, renowned historian James W. Hulse recounts the major events -- historical, political, and social -- that have shaped our state. Hulse's cohesive and readable approach offers students and general readers an accessible account of Nevada's colorful history. The new edition highlights the social and political changes that have occurred since the original publication of The Silver State in 1991. Hulse discusses the impact of a growing population; changes in the economy and educational system; the expanding roles of women; recent developments in state politics, including the 2003 legislative session; the influence of Nevada's growing ethnic population and increasingly divergent demographic groups; and the impact of federal policies, including President George W. Bush's 2002 decision to authorize the opening of a nuclear-waste depository at Yucca Mountain.

In addition, all the recommended reading lists have been updated. The Silver State explores many dimensions of the Nevada experience and its peoples -- from the prehistoric Anasazi Indians to the creators of extravagant casions on the Las Vegas Strip; from dust-stained Comstock miners to the state's contemporary and very cosmopolitan Sunbelt population. This book will inspire readers to take another look at the rich cultural heritage and eventful history of Nevada, the Silver State.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780874175929
Publisher:
University of Nevada Press
Publication date:
07/09/2004
Series:
Wilbur S. Shepperson Series in History and Humanities
Pages:
392
Sales rank:
377,448
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Prefacevii
1.The Space and the Natural Setting1
2.Native Americans18
3.The First Explorers33
4.Settlers on the Move, 1841-185043
5.Three Cultures in Collision, 1850-186057
6.The Early Comstock and Statehood74
7.Colorado Steamboats, Eldorado Canyon, and the Second Wave of Mormons91
8.The Era of the Boomtowns, 1865-1878101
9.The Railroads and Their Towns114
10.The Livestock Oligarchy and the Agricultural Frontier133
11.Crusaders for Silver, Indians' and Women's Rights149
12.The Second Mining Boom162
13.The Second Era of Railroad Building180
14.New Urban Experiments: Reno and Las Vegas Since 1940203
15.Land and Water: Changing Policies and Uses223
16.Nevada Governments: Federal, State, and Local242
17.Gambling and Tourism261
18.Community Building in the Silver State277
19.The Struggle for Equal Rights297
20.The Twelve Northern Counties313
21.The Five Southern Counties333
Selected Bibliography351
Index363

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