Vision in the Desert: Carl Hayden and Hydropolitics in the American Southwest / Edition 1

Vision in the Desert: Carl Hayden and Hydropolitics in the American Southwest / Edition 1

by Jack L. August Jr.
     
 

ISBN-10: 0875653103

ISBN-13: 9780875653105

Pub. Date: 08/10/2005

Publisher: Texas Christian University Press


Set in both the arid lands of Arizona and the political backdrop of Washington, D.C., Vision in the Desert documents the life and career of longtime Arizona senator, Carl Hayden. One of the most powerful figures in the United States Congress, Hayden's public service career, centered on water and its distribution, is inseparable from the history of the West…  See more details below

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Set in both the arid lands of Arizona and the political backdrop of Washington, D.C., Vision in the Desert documents the life and career of longtime Arizona senator, Carl Hayden. One of the most powerful figures in the United States Congress, Hayden's public service career, centered on water and its distribution, is inseparable from the history of the West and the development of arid lands.

Elected to the House of Representatives in 1911, Hayden began a fifty-seven-year career in the U.S. Congress, serving as a Democratic House Representative for fifteen years and then as a Senator from 1927 to 1969.

The issues of the development of the Colorado River occupied the majority of Hayden's congressional work. The authorization of the Central Arizona Project (CAP) in 1968, at the end of the senator's long career, highlights all of Hayden's efforts concerning this lifestream of the Southwest, making possible the distribution of water to the growing urban areas of Phoenix and Tucson.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780875653105
Publisher:
Texas Christian University Press
Publication date:
08/10/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
172
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.68(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
IThe Vision9
II"A Man of Sterling Character"35
IIIThe Indian Card43
IVOrigins of the Colorado River Controversy in the Southwest69
VThe Battle Within95
VILeader of the Opposition119
VIIAdversity and Opportunity139
VIII"My Patience Has Been Exhausted": Passage and Triumph175
IX"Arizona's Most Distinguished Citizen"205
Notes215
Bibliography269
Index283

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