Fighting for the Forty-Ninth C. W. Snedden and the Long Struggle for Alaska Statehood

ISBN-10: 1883309069
ISBN-13: 9781883309060
Edition: 2009
Authors: Terrence Cole
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Description: In the 1950s C. W. Snedden, owner of theFairbanks Daily News-Miner, used his newspaper to crusade for statehood and the development of Alaska and its resources, particularly North Slope oil and gas. As a confidant of Interior Secretary Fred A.  More...

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List price: $30.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: University of Alaska Press
Publication date: 12/15/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 502
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.848
Language: English

In the 1950s C. W. Snedden, owner of theFairbanks Daily News-Miner, used his newspaper to crusade for statehood and the development of Alaska and its resources, particularly North Slope oil and gas. As a confidant of Interior Secretary Fred A. Seaton, Snedden had unrivaled access to the top ranks of the Eisenhower Administration and he employed his connections to advance the cause of Alaska statehood. Snedden orchestrated a national press campaign to push through the statehood legislation and opened much of the North Slope for oil development, which would play such a crucial role in financing the young state.Fighting for the Forty-Ninthis the story of how an independent newspaper publisher played a pivotal role in the making of modern Alaska.

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
Ain't God Good to Fairbanks
The Progress Edition
Statehood Now!
Breaking Stories and Making News
The New "Ike Age" in Alaska
The Rise of Ted Stevens
States' Rights and Civil Rights
"We Are Right and Congress Is Wrong"
"Giveaway McKay" and "The Garbage Man"
"Start Acting Like Ladies and Gentlemen"
The Seaton Revolution
"Second-Class Citizens" and the "Lunatic Fringe"
Mixing Oil and Politics
"The Lord and Lyndon"
"A Snowball in Hell"
The Power of the Press
The Last Resort
Epilogue
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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