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The Silver State, 3Rd Edition
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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 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. Hulse discusses the impact of a growing population; changes in the economy and education 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 depository 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. This book will inspire readers to take another look at the rich cultural heritage and eventful history of Nevada, the Silver State.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page
  2. pp. i-iv
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  1. Table of Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. vii-xii
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  1. 1. The Space and the Natural Setting
  2. pp. 1-17
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  1. 2. Native Americans
  2. pp. 18-32
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  1. 3. The First Explorers
  2. pp. 33-42
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  1. 4. Settlers on the Move, 1841-1850
  2. pp. 43-56
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  1. 5. Three Cultures in Collision, 1850-1860
  2. pp. 57-73
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  1. 6. The Early Comstock and Statehood
  2. pp. 74-90
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  1. 7. Colorado Steamboats, Eldorado Canyon, and the Second Wave of Mormons
  2. pp. 91-100
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  1. 8. The Era of the Boomtowns, 1865-1878
  2. pp. 101-113
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  1. 9. The Railroads and Their Towns
  2. pp. 114-132
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  1. 10. The Livestock Oligarchy and the Agricultural Frontier
  2. pp. 133-148
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  1. 11. Crusaders for Silver, Indians' and Women's Rights
  2. pp. 149-161
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  1. 12. The Second Mining Boom
  2. pp. 162-179
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  1. 13. The Second Era of Railroad Building
  2. pp. 180-202
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  1. 14. New Urban Experiments: Reno and Las Vegas Since 1940
  2. pp. 203-222
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  1. 15. Land and Water: Changing Policies and Uses
  2. pp. 223-241
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  1. 16. Nevada Governments: Federal, State, and Local
  2. pp. 242-260
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  1. 17. Gambling and Tourism
  2. pp. 261-276
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  1. 18. Community Building in the Silver State
  2. pp. 277-296
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  1. 19. The Struggle for Equal Rights
  2. pp. 297-312
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  1. 20. The Twelve Northern Counties
  2. pp. 313-332
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  1. 21. The Five Southern Counties
  2. pp. 333-350
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  1. Selected Bibliography
  2. pp. 351-362
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 363-375
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