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Nevada s Historic Buildings

Nevada s Historic Buildings Author Ronald Michael James
ISBN-10 0874177987
Release 2009
Pages 224
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In 1991, the Nevada Commission for Cultural Affairs was created to oversee the preservation of the state's historic buildings and the conversion of the best of them for use as cultural centers. Nevada's Historic Buildings highlights 90 of these buildings, setting them into the context of the state's history and the character of the people who created and inhabited them. The selections reflect the innovation of early settlers struggling to make a home in an austere environment, as well as the diversification over time of Nevada's economy and population. These buildings are reminders of mining boomtowns, historic ranches, the transportation industry, the divorce and gaming industries, the New Deal and other federal programs, the prosperity of the last half of the twentieth century, and the innovations of Las Vegas's postmodern aesthetic. Their stories reflect the people and events that shaped Nevada. Book jacket.

The Silver State

The Silver State Author James W. Hulse
ISBN-10 0874175925
Release 2004
Pages 375
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Nevada has changed dramatically over the past quarter century, and in this third edition of The Silver State, renowned historian James W. Hulse recounts the major events - historical, political, and social - that have shaped our state. Hulse's cohesive and readable approach offers students and general readers an accessible account of Nevada's colorful history. The new edition highlights the social and political changes that have occurred since the original publication of The Silver State in 1991. and educational system; expanding roles of women; recent developments in state politics, including the 2003 legislative session; the influence of Nevada's growing ethnic population and increasingly divergent demographic groups; and the impact of federal policies, including President George W. Bush's 2002 decision to authorize the opening of a nuclear-waste repository at Yucca Mountain. In addition, all the recommended-reading lists have been updated. The Silver State explores many dimensions of the Nevada experience and its peoples - from the prehistoric Anasazi Indians to the creators of extravagant casinos on the Las Vegas Strip; from duststained Comstock miners to the state's contemporary and very cosmopolitan Sunbelt population. heritage and eventful history of Nevada, the Silver State.

Jews in Nevada

Jews in Nevada Author John P. Marschall
ISBN-10 0874177375
Release 2008
Pages 390
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The book is the first comprehensive documented study of Jews in Nevada from 1850 to the present. It details their involvement in the development and fostering of the state’s earliest settlements and its social and political institutions. Among the themes are: antisemitism, Jewish participation in civil rights initiatives, and the explosive growth of Jewry in the Las Vegas metropolitan area along with the development of an expanding Jewish cultural infrastructure. It includes victimized peddlers and modern millionaires, heroines and exploiters, underworld figures and philanthropists, as well as the religiously observant and secular.

A Doubtful River

A Doubtful River Author Mary Webb
ISBN-10 9780874175691
Release 2003-09-01
Pages 159
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Essays and photographs describe the course of the Truckee River and the people who depend on the river's water.

The Roar and the Silence

The Roar and the Silence Author Ronald Michael James
ISBN-10 0874173205
Release 1998
Pages 355
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Gathering information from a variety of sources, including interviews, archaeological work, and computer analysis, a history of the Comstock Lode and Virginia City offers a fascinating look at the silver barons and at the multiethnic community that existed around them. Original. UP.

Encyclopedia of Immigration and Migration in the American West

Encyclopedia of Immigration and Migration in the American West Author Gordon Morris Bakken
ISBN-10 9781412905503
Release 2006-02-24
Pages 848
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The Encyclopedia of Immigration and Migration in the American West provides much more than ethnic groups crossing the plains, landing at ports, or crossing borders; this two-volume work makes the history of the American West an important part of the American experience. Through sweeping entries, focused biographies, community histories, economic enterprise analysis, and demographic studies, this Encyclopedia presents the tapestry of the West and its population during various periods of migration. The two volumes examine the settling of the West and include coverage of movements of American Indians, African Americans, and the often-forgotten role of women in the West's development.

Temples of Justice

Temples of Justice Author Ronald Michael James
ISBN-10 087417239X
Release 1994
Pages 199
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Nevada has never had a published architectural history, and Temples of Justice helps fill the gap by treating the state's built environment as a series of documents from the past. By looking at the courthouses collectively, it is possible to understand the choices and influences that have affected Nevada's communities as they seek to protect an image of themselves and their aspirations through public architecture.


Choice Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105016951811
Release 1995
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Choice has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Choice also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Choice book for free.

The Peoples of Las Vegas

The Peoples of Las Vegas Author Jerry L. Simich
ISBN-10 0874176166
Release 2005
Pages 325
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Las Vegas is known the world over as an oasis of entertainment in the Nevada desert, but to more than a million people of exceptionally varied origins, it is also home. Yet this city is rarely mentioned in studies of ethnicity or immigration, and the rich diversity of its population is largely invisible to Las Vegans and visitors alike. Such ignorance can be partly explained by the effects of the city's rapid growth. Las Vegas largely lacks traditional ethnic neighborhoods, and the restaurants and markets that cater to its diverse population groups are mostly hidden away in anonymous strip malls. Nonetheless, a remarkable variety of nationalities and ethnic groups has been drawn here since the city's beginnings in 1905, and today Las Vegas's vital service industry, entrepreneurial opportunities, reasonable cost of living, and appeal as a retirement center attract many more. Recent world events and international currents of immigration have only enhanced this diversity. In The Peoples of Las Vegas, seventeen scholars profile thirteen of the ethnic groups that make up their city's population. kaleidoscope of ethnicity that helps define Las Vegas today and analyzes the economic and social conditions that make Las Vegas so attractive to recent immigrants. The individual contributors--most of whom are members of the groups they write about, and who come from a broad array of disciplines--discuss the motivations and processes of their group's migration to Las Vegas, economic pursuits, institutions and other means of preserving and transmitting their culture, involvement with the broader community, ties with their homelands, and recent demographic trends affecting each group. This collection of essays provides a provocative look into the vibrant ethnic life that lies just beneath the glittering surface of one of America's most unusual cities.

Las Vegas

Las Vegas Author Eugene P. Moehring
ISBN-10 0874176158
Release 2005
Pages 284
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It also offers fresh insight into the process of city building in the American West, where urban needs and aspirations must contend with water scarcity, isolation, erratic economies, highly diverse populations, and the rocky relationship between the need for civic order and the Western spirit of independence."--BOOK JACKET.

The Sagebrush State

The Sagebrush State Author Michael Wayne Bowers
ISBN-10 0874176824
Release 2006
Pages 275
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An updated edition of this informative study of Nevada's history and constitution is updated through 2005 to include information on the elections of 2002 and 2004 and two controversial sessions of the legislature. Original.

Nevada s Environmental Legacy

Nevada s Environmental Legacy Author James W. Hulse
ISBN-10 0874177693
Release 2009
Pages 138
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"Nevada's Environmental Legacy is an informed and readable survey of environmental policies and problems in the Silver State since the beginning of Euro-American settlement. Historian James W. Hulse links events in Nevada to broader national economic and political trends and to changing perceptions of the value of the austere ecology of the desert West. He also addresses the consequences of new threats to environmental stability, such as overdevelopment, and discusses recent efforts to prevent further deterioration and reverse the damage done by decades of greed and heedless exploitation."--BOOK JACKET.

The Black Rock Desert

The Black Rock Desert Author
ISBN-10 0816521727
Release 2002
Pages 77
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It is the only absolute desert in North America, a four-hundred-square-mile dry lake bed so desolate that nothing ever grows there. Vast and featureless, Nevada's Black Rock Desert defies visual measurementÑmuch to the consternation of off-roaders who venture out onto this playa only to run out of gas before reaching the other side. It is the largest flat area on the continent, where the sound barrier was broken in a car. And it is a place of total silenceÑnot even birds or insects live hereÑexcept when thousands of humans congregate for the Burning Man Festival on Labor Day weekend. Writer and poet William Fox has demonstrated his familiarity with the Great Basin in such respected books as Mapping the Empty, just as Mark Klett has been documenting the landscape of the American West in his acclaimed photographic studies. Now these accomplished artists turn their combined talents to an appreciation of this desolate corner of North America, where the only change in scenery comes with the shifting pattern of cracks in the earth after seasonal rains. The Black Rock Desert is a philosophical and visual meditation on an extraordinary place virtually devoid of the usual physical features one relies on for orientation and comfort. It invites readers to consider how the mind responds to a place so empty that it's both physically overpowering and psychically disorienting. Klett's photographs are austere yet innovative, admitting the vastness of the desert yet never letting us forget that traces of human passage and perception are ubiquitous. Fox's contemplative essays bring us news of both the natural desert and its cultural occupation, from the explorations of John C. FrŽmont to the exaltations of Burning Man. Together, Fox and Klett have forged an introspective guide to a place so daunting that few dare to venture there alone. For anyone seeking to understand how and why we perceive deserts the way we do, their book charts the rugged intersection of the American landscape and the human spirit.

Uncovering Nevada s Past

Uncovering Nevada s Past Author John Bevis Reid
ISBN-10 0874175674
Release 2004
Pages 228
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A collection of more than fifty major documents and visual images that define Nevada's colorful and complex development.

The Gold Rush Letters of E Allen Grosh and Hosea B Grosh

The Gold Rush Letters of E  Allen Grosh and Hosea B  Grosh Author Ronald M. James
ISBN-10 1943859019
Release 2016-02-16
Pages 264
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A lively firsthand account of mining life during the Gold Rush.

The Infamous King of the Comstock

The Infamous King of the Comstock Author Michael J. Makley
ISBN-10 0874177790
Release 2009-03-01
Pages 328
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Presents the biography of William Sharon, one of Nevada's most reviled historical figures. This book discusses the broader historical context of Sharon's career - the complex business relationships between San Francisco and the booming gold and silver mining camps of the Far West.

Senator Howard Cannon of Nevada

Senator Howard Cannon of Nevada Author Michael Vernetti
ISBN-10 0874177618
Release 2008
Pages 261
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The story of one of the US Senate s least understood but most successful members "