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Western Times and Water Wars: State, Culture, and Rebellion in California
     

Western Times and Water Wars: State, Culture, and Rebellion in California

by John Walton
 

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ISBN-10: 0520084535

ISBN-13: 9780520084537

Pub. Date: 08/31/1993

Publisher: University of California Press

Western Times and Water Wars chronicles more than a hundred years of tumultuous events in the history of California's Owens Valley. From the pioneer conquest of the native inhabitants to the infamous destruction of the valley's agrarian economy by water-hungry Los Angeles, this legary setting is a microcosm of the development of the American West.

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Western Times and Water Wars chronicles more than a hundred years of tumultuous events in the history of California's Owens Valley. From the pioneer conquest of the native inhabitants to the infamous destruction of the valley's agrarian economy by water-hungry Los Angeles, this legary setting is a microcosm of the development of the American West.

Author Biography: John Walton is Professor of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of California, Davis.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520084537
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
08/31/1993
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.13(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

1.
Introduction
2. Conquest and
Incorporation
3. Pioneer Economy and Social Structure
4. Frontier Civil Society
5. Rebellion
6. The Local World Transformed
7. The Environmental Movement
8. State, Culture, and Collective Action

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