Uncovering Nevada's Past A Primary Source History of the Silver State

ISBN-10: 0874175674
ISBN-13: 9780874175677
Edition: 2004
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Copyright Year: 2004
Publisher: University of Nevada Press
Publication Date: 4/1/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 248
Size: 6.00" wide x 11.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.968
Language: English

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Beginnings
The Physical Environment
A Computer-Enhanced Map of Nevada Geography
Mark Twain on Nevada's "Harsh Land"
Contacts and Conflicts
The Adventures of Zenas Leonard, Fur Trader
The Pyramid Lake War from Two Perspectives: Numaga and Edmund Bryant
The Native American Condition: Various Writings by Sarah Winnemucca
Bonanzas and Borrascas
First Settlements, Territory, and Early Statehood
Captain Nathaniel V. Jones's Report from the Las Vegas Mormon Fort-Mission
The Gold Hill Record Book
Congressman James M. Ashley's (R-Ohio) Reasons for Nevada Statehood, 1865
William M. Ormsby's Letter to Stephen Douglas
President Abraham Lincoln's Proclamation of Nevada Statehood, 1864
The Nevada Constitution's Paramount Allegiance Clause
The Comstock
Mark Twain and Gold Fever
The Old Corner Bar's Water Filter
Nevada Architecture in the Nineteenth Century
The Virginia Evening Chronicle Reports on Opium on the Comstock
Dan De Quille on Woodcutting in the Sierra Nevada
Fortune-Telling on the Comstock
Julia Bulette's Probate Records
Mark Twain's Description of the Execution of John Millian, 1868
James Nye's Speech to the First Territorial Legislature
Frances Fuller Victor's "Nevada"
Nineteenth-Century Social History
Letters to Wovoka
The Reno Evening Gazette Reports on Coxey's Army in Nevada
Two Voices for Civil Rights in the Nineteenth Century
Rolling the Dice
Turn-of-the-Century Mining Booms
Mrs. Hugh Brown on Tonopah Housekeeping
Theodore Roosevelt's Admonition of Governor John T. Sparks
The Sacramento Bee on George Wingfield
Twentieth-Century Social History
The Baskets of Dat-so-la-lee
Carvings and Structures of Nevada's Basque Sheepherders
C.L.R. James's Letters from Nevada
Warden Dickerson's Account of the Execution of Gee Jon, 1924
Billy Murray's "I'm On My Way to Reno"
Prohibition Legislation in Nevada
Postcards Promoting Automobile Tourism in Nevada
Depression and New Deal
Nevada's New Deal Buildings
Paul Hutchinson on Nevada Gambling in The Christian Century
Postcards Promoting Gambling in Nevada
Images of Nevada Prostitution
Images from the Johnson-Jeffries Fight
Postcards Advertising Nevada Divorce
Postcards Promoting Marriage in Nevada
Erma O. Godbey on the Construction of Hoover Dam
Modern Nevada
H. M. Peterson's Letter about Japanese Railroad Workers during World War II
Hank Greenspun Challenges Senator Joe McCarthy
Testimony from the Kefauver Hearings in Las Vegas
The Atomic Energy Commission Explains Atomic Testing in Nevada
Thomas H. Saffer Witnesses an Atomic Test at the Nevada Test Site
Arthur Miller on Nevada and The Misfits
Grant Sawyer on Getting Tough on Gaming Control
James B. McMillan on the Civil Rights Movement in Las Vegas
Sammy Davis Jr. on the Segregation of African American Entertainers in Las Vegas
Lena Horne on Entertaining in Las Vegas
"The Seed" Poster: Rock, Art, and the History of Nevada
Paul Laxalt's Reflections on His Relationship with Ronald Reagan
The Jarbidge Debates--Elko County v. the Forest Service
The Yucca Mountain Debate--Spencer Abraham v. Kenny Guinn
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