The Sagebrush State

The Sagebrush State
Author: Michael W. Bowers
Pages: 328
ISBN: 1943859744
Available:
Release: 2018
Editor: Shepperson Series in Nevada Hi
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Nevada's politics have been formed in large measure by its turbulent history and harsh environment. The Sagebrush State is a readable and insightful explanation of how Nevada's history created its political culture and how its government works today. This volume includes the full text of the state constitution, with extensive annotations of all amendments to the original 1864 document. The fifth edition is updated through 2017 to include information on recent controversial sessions of the legislature."--Provided by publisher.

The Sagebrush State

The Sagebrush State
Author: Michael Wayne Bowers
Pages: 241
ISBN: UOM:39015052690230
Available:
Release: 2002
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Since its publication in 1996, The Sagebrush State has served as the text for the Nevada Constitution component required for graduation from all Nevada colleges and universities. The second edition of this authoritative work is updated through 2001 to include recent changes in the Nevada Supreme Court, term limits, legislative oversight of the executive branch, and limited legislative sessions. The full text of the state constitution is provided for reference in an appendix and includes extensive annotations that note and explain amendments and other changes made to the original 1864 document.

The Sagebrush State

The Sagebrush State
Author: Michael W. Bowers
Pages: 312
ISBN: 9781943859757
Available:
Release: 2018-08-15
Editor: University of Nevada Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

The Sagebrush State 4th Ed

The Sagebrush State  4th Ed
Author: Michael W. Bowers
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780874179248
Available:
Release: 2013-11-13
Editor: University of Nevada Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

The Sagebrush State 6th Edition

The Sagebrush State  6th Edition
Author: Michael W. Bowers
Pages: 332
ISBN: 9781647790271
Available:
Release: 2021-07-27
Editor: University of Nevada Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Nevada’s politics are in large measure the result of its turbulent history and harsh environment. Michael W. Bowers’s concise volume explains the dynamics of the state’s political formation process, which is strikingly unique among the fifty states. Even today, Nevada is unlike the other states in its politics and culture: economically right, yet libertarian and home to widespread gaming and a 24/7 industry. It has a high percentage of federally owned lands and one of the highest rates of urbanism in the United States, yet is often dominated 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 sixth edition is updated through 2020 and includes the latest changes in the selection process of municipal court judges in the state, the resurgence of the Democrats after their losses in 2016, and the full text of the state constitution with extensive annotations of all amendments to the original 1864 document. It also examines the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting economic downturn on the state’s budget.

Uncovering Nevada s Past

Uncovering Nevada s Past
Author: John B. Reid,Ronald M. James
Pages: 248
ISBN: 9780874176506
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Release: 2004-04-01
Editor: University of Nevada Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Politics and Women in the Sagebrush State

Politics and Women in the Sagebrush State
Author: Nevada Humanities Committee
Pages: 12
ISBN: OCLC:650660185
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Release: 1989*
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Federal Land Western Anger

Federal Land  Western Anger
Author: R. McGreggor Cawley
Pages: 195
ISBN: UOM:49015003404697
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Release: 1993
Editor: Development of Western Resourc
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

The Nevada State Constitution

The Nevada State Constitution
Author: Michael W. Bowers
Pages: 225
ISBN: 9780199892549
Available:
Release: 2014
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this newly revised work, Michael Bowers presents an historical overview of constitutional development in the state of Nevada. The Nevada State Constitution provides a comprehensive section-by-section analysis of the state constitution. In addition, a thorough bibliographic essay notes the seminal works relating to the constitution, and a list of cases enumerates the landmark federal and state court decisions interpreting the state's constitution and the more than one hundred amendments to it. This one-of-a-kind treatment of the Nevada Constitution is essential reading for those interested in the historical development and contemporary meaning of the Sagebrush State's oldest and most foundational legal document. The Oxford Commentaries on the State Constitutions of the United States is an important series that reflects a renewed international interest in constitutional history and provides expert insight into each of the 50 state constitutions. Each volume in this innovative series contains a historical overview of the state's constitutional development, a section-by-section analysis of its current constitution, and a comprehensive guide to further research. Under the expert editorship of Professor G. Alan Tarr, Director of the Center on State Constitutional Studies at Rutgers University, this series provides essential reference tools for understanding state constitutional law. Books in the series can be purchased individually or as part of a complete set, giving readers unmatched access to these important political documents.

Nevada a Brief History Outline of the Sagebrush State

Nevada   a Brief History Outline of the Sagebrush State
Author: Anonim
Pages: 14
ISBN: OCLC:8750008
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Release: 1938
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Habitat Threats in the Sagebrush Ecosystem

Habitat Threats in the Sagebrush Ecosystem
Author: David S. Dobkin,Bob Abbey
Pages: 301
ISBN: MINN:31951D02507416A
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Release: 2005
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book is about the status and future of the sagebrush ecosystem and its dependent species. The ecosystem is not healthy and is diminishing due to the many and various human land uses. Maintaining the ecosystem will require monumental changes in management and those changes must address all land uses in an integrated, holistic manner to be effective. The two major obstacles are a lack of needed resources, both funds and land use direction, and the attempt to stop the loss and degradation of sagebrush habitats while lacking essential research information on which to base effective strategies.

We Sagebrush Folks

We Sagebrush Folks
Author: Annie Pike Greenwood
Pages: 413
ISBN: 9781787209381
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Release: 2018-02-27
Editor: Pickle Partners Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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)

Nevada

Nevada
Author: Chester V. Davis,Roy Winthrop Hatch
Pages: 50
ISBN: OCLC:25426168
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Release: 1937
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Silver State 3rd Edition

The Silver State  3rd Edition
Author: James W. Hulse
Pages: 392
ISBN: 9780874177206
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Release: 2012-06-07
Editor: University of Nevada Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

The Wolf

The Wolf
Author: Nate Blakeslee
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780345815750
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Release: 2017-10-17
Editor: Random House Canada
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The intimate, involving story of the rise and reign of O-Six, the fabled Yellowstone wolf, and the people who loved or feared her. For readers of H is for Hawk, captivating works of reportage, and iconic books on the American West. Before humans ruled the Earth, there were wolves. Once abundant in the United States, these majestic creatures were hunted to near extinction by the 1920s. But in recent decades, conservationists have brought wolves from Canada back to Yellowstone National Park, igniting a battle over the very soul of the American West. With novelistic detail, Nate Blakeslee tells the gripping story of one of these wolves, a charismatic alpha female named O-Six. She's a kind and merciful leader, a fiercely intelligent fighter, and a doting mother. Beloved by wolf watchers, particularly Yellowstone park ranger Rick McIntyre, O-Six becomes something of a social media star, with followers around the world. But as she raises her pups and protects her pack, O-Six is being challenged on all fronts: by hunters and their professional guides, who compete with wolves for the elk they all prize; by cattle ranchers who are losing livestock and have the ear of politicians; and by other Yellowstone wolves who resent her dominance of the stunningly beautiful Lamar Valley. These forces collide in The Wolf, a riveting multigenerational wildlife saga that tells a larger story about the clash of values in the West--between those fighting for a vanishing way of life and those committed to restoring one of the country's most vibrant landscapes.

Easy Cookin in Nevada and Tales of the Sagebrush State

Easy Cookin  in Nevada and Tales of the Sagebrush State
Author: June Broili
Pages: 208
ISBN: 0961555777
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Release: 2000
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Nevada in Perspective 1998

Nevada in Perspective 1998
Author: Kathleen O'Leary Morgan,Scott Morgan
Pages: 24
ISBN: 156692877X
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Release: 1998-03-01
Editor: Morgan Quitno Corporation
Language: en

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Sex and Stigma

Sex and Stigma
Author: Sarah Jane Blithe,Anna Wiederhold Wolfe,Breanna Mohr
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781479859290
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Release: 2019-01-15
Editor: NYU Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An intimate and original look at the lives of Nevada’s legal sex workers through the voices of current and former employees, brothel owners, madams, and local law enforcement The state of Nevada is the only jurisdiction in the United States where prostitution is legal. Wrapped in moral judgments about sexual conduct and shrouded in titillating intrigue, stories about Nevada’s legal brothels regularly steal headlines. The stigma and secrecy pervading sex work contribute to experiences of oppression and unfair labor practices for many legal prostitutes in Nevada. Sex and Stigma engages with stories of women living and working in these “hidden” organizations to interrogate issues related to labor rights, secrecy, privacy, and discrimination in the current legal brothel system. Including interviews with current and former legal sex workers, brothel owners, madams, local police, and others, Sex and Stigma examines how widespread beliefs about the immorality of selling sexual services have influenced the history and laws of legal brothel prostitution. With unique access to a difficult-to-reach population, the authors privilege the voices of brothel workers throughout the book as they reflect on their struggles to engage in their communities, conduct business, maintain personal relationships, and transition out of the industry. Further, the authors examine how these brothels operate like other kinds of legal entities, and how individuals contend with balancing work and non-work commitments, navigate work place cultures, and handle managerial relationships. Sex and Stigma serves as a resource on the policies guiding legal prostitution in Nevada and provides an intimate look at the lived experiences of women performing sex work.

Sagebrush Collaboration

Sagebrush Collaboration
Author: Peter Walker
Pages: 272
ISBN: 0870719491
Available:
Release: 2018-10-07
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Nevada Central

Nevada Central
Author: Mallory Hope Ferrell
Pages: 204
ISBN: 0911581618
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Release: 2010-06-04
Editor: Heimburger House Publishing Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This deluxe narrow gauge volume traces the amazing story of this three-foot-gauge railroad that ran through the heart of the great American Basin. Built to carry the commerce of rich silver and gold strikes, the Nevada Central struggled against tremendous odds for six decades. Often called “a line in the sand,” the 93-mile-long rail route ran between Battle Mountain, where it connected with the Central Pacific, in a southwesterly direction to Austin, Nevada. Most of the rail was 35# iron; the struggling railroad line crossed 66 timber trestles between its end points. The railroad began construction in 1879 to help open up the vast and virtually unpopulated area of the Silver State. Running through some of the most barren and remote high desert sagebrush and mountain country in the West, the Nevada Central rolled down through the years with much of its original equipment, mainly because it could never afford to purchase anything newer. The line was finally abandoned in December of 1937 and was sold for scrap the next year. The narrow gauge equipment that forms a major part of the California State Railroad Museum collection came from the Nevada Central. In 1938, the late Disney artist Ward Kimball purchased the Nevada Central’s 1881-built #2 Mogul for $400. The former Sidney Dillon was transported to the orange grove where Ward and his wife, Betty, were building a new home. The locomotive joined a former Carson & Colorado coach, and Ward’s railroad collection started to grow. For author Ferrell, a former combat fighter pilot, this is his 20th book about railroads. He has been called the best-loved narrow gauge railroad author in the United States. The Virginia native has authored hundreds of railroad articles and won dozens of awards with his exquisite models. Ferrell’s picture collections of railroads and the Old West number well over 150,000 prints. Ferrell says his research on his latest book included “mixing with cowboys, sheepmen, ranchers and thirsty miners at Austin’s (Nevada) Golden Club Saloon, and listening to their stories of the real Old West.”