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Land in the American West: Private Claims and the Common Good

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Publisher Comments:

Throughout the history of the United States, the concepts of "land" and "the West" have fired the American imagination and fueled controversy. The essays in Land in the American West deal with complex, troublesome, and interrelated questions regarding land: Who owns it? Who has access to it? What happens when private rights infringe upon the public good, or when one ethnic group is pitted against another, or when there is a conflict between economic and environmental values? Many of these questions have deep historical roots. They all have special significance in the modern American West, where natural resources are still abundant and large areas of land are federally owned.

Book News Annotation:

Originally presented at a 1997 symposium at Oregon State U. in Corvallis, these papers contemplate the controversies over land that develop between private claims and the common good. Property rights, rural and urban vantage points, and land use issues are the main themes, with papers discussing individual instances of each in the western states and the larger historical background for each question in the US as a whole. Foster and Robbins teach history and political science, respectively, at OSU; the contributors are academics, a National Park employee, and one graduate student in political science, urban studies, applied economics, and history.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

This collection of essays deals with complex and interrelated questions regarding land: Who owns it? Who has access to it? What happens when private rights impinge upon the publc good? In the American West these questions have deep historical routes.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780295980201
Editor:
Robbins, William G.
Editor:
Foster, James C.
Editor:
Foster, James C.
Editor:
Robbins, William G.
Author:
Robbins, William G.
Publisher:
University of Washington Press
Location:
Seattle
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Natural Resources
Subject:
West (u.s.)
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
Property
Subject:
Public lands
Subject:
Right of property
Subject:
Common good.
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
Property -- West (U.S.) -- History.
Subject:
Right of property - West (U.S.) - History
Subject:
Americana-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Volume:
106-792
Publication Date:
20001031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
9.26x6.02x.56 in. .73 lbs.

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