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
     
 

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… See more details below

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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.

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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:
609,120
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

1The space and the natural setting1
2Native Americans18
3The first explorers33
4Settlers on the move, 1841-185043
5Three cultures in collision, 1850-186057
6The early Comstock and statehood74
7Colorado steamboats, Eldorado Canyon, and the second wave of Mormons91
8The era of the boomtowns, 1865-1878101
9The railroads and their towns114
10The livestock oligarchy and the agricultural frontier133
11Crusaders for silver, Indians' and women's rights149
12The second mining boom162
13The second era of railroad building180
14New urban experiments : Reno and Las Vegas since 1940203
15Land and water : changing policies and uses223
16Nevada governments : federal, state, and local242
17Gambling and tourism261
18Community building in the Silver State277
19The struggle for equal rights297
20The twelve northern counties313
21The five southern counties333

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