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Nevada’s politics are in large measure the result of its turbulent history and harsh environment. Michael W. Bowers’ concise volume explains the dynamics of the political formation process, which is strikingly unique among the fifty states. Even today, Nevada is unlike the other states in its politics and culture: it’s economically right, yet libertarian, the home of widespread gaming and a 24/7 lifestyle, has a high percentage of federally-owned lands, and has one of the highest rates of urbanism in the U.S., yet is often governed by rural legislators. This comprehensive and insightful explanation discusses how Nevada’s history has shaped its political culture, and how its government operates today. The Sagebrush State serves as a highly readable and accessible text for the study of Nevada’s political history and constitution, which is a graduation requirement at the state’s colleges and universities. The fifth edition is updated through 2017 and includes the full text of the state constitution with extensive annotations of all amendments to the original 1864 document.

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Genre: Political Science
Author: Michael W. Bowers
Publisher: University of Nevada Press
Release: 2018-08-15
File: 312 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781943859757

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The Sagebrush State is thoroughly documented, providing useful figures and tables, and includes the complete text of the state constitution for quick reference. This volume serves as a text for the Nevada Constitution component required for graduation from all Nevada colleges and universities.

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Genre: History
Author: Michael Wayne Bowers
Publisher:
Release: 1996
File: 229 Pages
ISBN-13: UOM:39015037822924

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Nevada’s politics have been formed in large measure by its turbulent history and harsh environment. Bowers’ concise volume explains the dynamics of this process, which is strikingly unique among the fifty states. This is a readable and insightful explanation of how Nevada’s history has formed its political culture, and how its government works today. The Sagebrush State includes the full text of the state constitution, with extensive annotations of all amendments to the original 1864 document. The Sagebrush State serves as a text for the study of Nevada’s history and constitution, which is a graduation requirement at the state’s colleges and universities. The fourth edition of this work is updated through 2012 to include information on the elections of 2010 and 2012 and recent controversial sessions of the Legislature.

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Genre: Political Science
Author: Michael W. Bowers
Publisher: University of Nevada Press
Release: 2013-11-13
File: 304 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780874179248

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First published in 1934, this book tells the story of an American farm woman, her husband and family, and vividly describes farm life and farm psychology. “We Sagebrush Folks tells the experiences of a woman of education, refinement, and culture, who went with her husband to plow up wealth in the land under the then new Minidoka Irrigation Project in Southern Idaho. The ‘heart of gold’ that experience held was the beauty of Idaho, its sunshine, its sky by day and by night, its mountains, its vast stretches of gray-green sagebrush, which she saw transformed into fields and farms, its pure, clear, inspiring, stimulating air—and what all these meant to her, emotionally and spiritually. She writes with intelligence, a notable gift for expression, and a considerable interest in and knowledge of economics. An intimate, colorful portrayal of the daily life of the sagebrush farmers and their families, mercilessly truthful, but written with vivacity, cleverness, and humor, full of anecdotes, tales, and incidents that are often amusing, sometimes tragic, but always told with a keen sense of their dramatic values.” (FLORENCE FINCH KELLY, New York Times Book Review)

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Genre: History
Author: Annie Pike Greenwood
Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing
Release: 2018-02-27
File: 413 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781787209381

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Nevada’s relatively brief history has been nonetheless remarkably eventful. From the activities of the first Euro-American explorers to the booms and busts of the mining industry, from the struggles and artistry of the Native Americans to the establishment of liberal divorce laws and such unique industries as legalized gambling and prostitution, from Cold War atomic tests to the civil rights movement, from the arrival of a diverse and rapidly growing urban population to the Sagebrush Rebellion, Nevada has played a part in the nation’s development while following its own ruggedly independent path. In Uncovering Nevada’s Past, historians John B. Reid and Ronald M. James have collected more than fifty major documents and visual images—some never before published—that define Nevada’s colorful and complex development. Here are the words of such literary luminaries as Mark Twain, Sarah Winnemucca, and Arthur Miller; anonymous newspaper articles; public documents including Abraham Lincoln’s proclamation of Nevada statehood and the probate records of murdered Virginia City prostitute Julia Bulette; personal letters; political speeches; and personal accounts of, among other subjects, the construction of Hoover Dam, life in a mining boomtown, racial segregation in Las Vegas, political careers, and atomic testing. Images include photographs of significant Nevada architecture, the masterpieces of renowned Paiute basketmaker Dat-so-la-lee, tree carvings by Basque sheepherders, and tourism promotions. The collection ranges from the earliest descriptions of the region to the current debate on Yucca Mountain. The volume editors have provided an introduction and headnotes that set the documents into their historical and social context. Uncovering Nevada’s Past is a vital, enlightening record of Nevada’s history—in the words of the people who lived and made it—that makes for lively and engaging reading.

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Genre: History
Author: John B. Reid
Publisher: University of Nevada Press
Release: 2004-04-01
File: 248 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780874176506

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Cawley objectively investigates the Sagebrush Rebellion, looking at the driving force behind the movement, the strategies used by the Rebels, and the consequences of the controversy. He also offers a provocative interpretation of events in federal land policy from the 1960s to the 1990s and establishes a framework for assessing future developments in federal land policy. Includes an analysis of James Watt's beleaguered tenure as Reagan's Secretary of the Interior.

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Genre: Business & Economics
Author: R. McGreggor Cawley
Publisher: Development of Western Resourc
Release: 1993
File: 195 Pages
ISBN-13: UOM:49015003404697

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Sagebrush Collaboration examines the militia occupation of Harney County, Oregon, and the takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in 2016. The book concludes that the militants failed in their objectives in large part because Harney County's citizens invested decades in building the capacity to collaboratively solve the very problems the militia claimed justified an anti-federal government revolution.

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Genre: History
Author: Peter Walker
Publisher:
Release: 2018-10-07
File: 272 Pages
ISBN-13: 0870719491

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Genre: Nevada
Author: Nevada Humanities Committee
Publisher:
Release: 1989*
File: 12 Pages
ISBN-13: OCLC:650660185

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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.

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Genre: History
Author: Michael Wayne Bowers
Publisher:
Release: 2006
File: 275 Pages
ISBN-13: UOM:39015069137563

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When Tilly receives an invitation to help drive eight elders on their ultimate bucket-list road trip, she impulsively says yes. Before she knows it, Tilly has said good-bye to her family and is on an adventure that will transform her in ways she could not predict, just as it will for the elders who soon dub themselves “the Crazy Eights.” The Crazy Eights each choose a stop—somewhere or something they’ve always wanted to experience—on the way to their ultimate goal, the Gathering of Nations Pow Wow in Albuquerque. Their plan is to travel to Las Vegas, Sedona, and the Redwood Forests, with each destination the inspiration for secrets and stories to be revealed. The trip proves to be powerful medicine as they laugh, heal, argue, and dream along the way. By the time their bus rolls to a stop in New Mexico, Tilly and the Crazy Eights, with friendships forged and hearts mended, feel ready for anything. But are they?

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Monique Gray Smith
Publisher: Second Story Press
Release: 2018-10-09
File: 218 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781772600780

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