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Author Pisani, Donald J.

Title Water, land, and law in the West : the limits of public policy, 1850-1920 / Donald J. Pisani ; foreword by Hal K. Rothman.

Publication Info. Lawrence : University Press of Kansas, 1996.


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Highland CC Stacks - HCCY-13  HD1695.W4 P57 1996    AVAILABLE
Description xii, 273 pages ; 24 cm.
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Development of western resources
Development of western resources.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-258) and index.
Contents Water law. Enterprise and equity : a critique of Western water law in the nineteenth century -- The origins of Western water law : case studies from two California mining districts -- State vs. nation : federal reclamation and water rights in the Progressive era -- Land. Squatter law in California, 1850-1858 -- Land monopoly in nineteenth century California -- George Maxwell, the railroads, and American land policy, 1899-1904 -- Forest, conservation, and bureaucracy. Forests and conservation, 1865-1890 -- Forests and reclamation, 1891-1911 -- Federal reclamation. Irrigation, water rights, and the betrayal of Indian allotment -- Reclamation and social engineering in the Progressive era.
Subject Water-supply -- Government policy -- West (U.S.) -- History.
Water rights -- West (U.S.) -- History.
Riparian rights -- West (U.S.) -- History.
Land use -- Government policy -- West (U.S.) -- History.
Conservation of natural resources -- Government policy -- West (U.S.) -- History.
Water -- Law and legislation -- West (U.S.) -- History.
Conservation of natural resources -- Law and legislation -- West (U.S.) -- History.
ISBN 0700607951 alkaline paper

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