Wilbur S. Shepperson Series in Nevada History

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Academic Freedom Imperiled

The Mccarthy Era At The University Of Nevada

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Boomtown Saloons

Archaeology And History In Virginia City

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Devils Will Reign

How Nevada Began

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

When brothers Ethan and Hosea Grosh left Pennsylvania in 1849, they joined throngs of men from all over the world intent on finding a fortune in the California Gold Rush. Their search for wealth took them from San Francisco into the gold country and then over the Sierra into Nevada's Gold Canyon, where they placer-mined for gold and discovered a deposit of silver. The letters they sent back to their family offer vivid commentaries on the turbulent western frontier, the diverse society of the Gold Rush camps, and the heartbreaking labor and frustration of mining. Their lively descriptions of Gold Canyon provide one of the earliest accounts of life in what would soon become the fabulously wealthy Comstock Mining District. The Groshes' letters are rich in color and important historical details. Generously annotated and with an introduction that provides a context for the brothers' career and the setting in which they tried to make their fortune, these documents powerfully depict the often harsh realities of Gold Rush life and society.

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Jews in Nevada

A History

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.

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John Mackay

Silver King in the Gilded Age

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Landing in Las Vegas

Commercial Aviation and the Making of a Tourist City

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Las Vegas

A Centennial History

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More Peoples of Las Vegas

One City, Many Faces

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