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

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Publisher Comments:

"Walton first uses his magnifying glass to capture images of struggle in a California valley during a century and a half of transformation, then inverts it to scrutinize the American state, popular politics, and collective action in general. The maneuver is bold, the outcome stimulating."—Charles Tilly, New School for Social Research

"A passionate and first rate historical adventure. The plot is as intricate, fascinating, and full of intrigue and detail as a Dickens or a Tolstoy novel."—John Nichols, author of The Milagro Beanfield War

Synopsis:

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 legendary setting is a microcosm of the development of the American West.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 359-372) and index.

About the Author

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

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

Product Details

ISBN:
9780520072459
Subtitle:
State, Culture, and Rebellion in California
Author:
Walton, John
Publisher:
University of California Press
Location:
Berkeley :
Subject:
Frontier and pioneer life
Subject:
Water-rights
Subject:
Social movements
Subject:
Paiute Indians.
Subject:
Paiute Indians -- History.
Subject:
Water rights -- California -- Los Angeles -- History.
Subject:
Owens River Valley
Subject:
Owens Valley
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
101-394
Publication Date:
19930831
Binding:
Paperback
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
360
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 2 lb

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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 legendary setting is a microcosm of the development of the American West.
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