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Yellowcake Towns Uranium Mining Communities in the American West

ISBN-10: 0870817655

ISBN-13: 9780870817656

Edition: 2004

Authors: Michael A. Amundson

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Michael Amundson presents a detailed analysis of the four mining communities at the hub of the twentieth-century uranium booms: Moab, Utah; Grants, New Mexico; Uravan, Colorado; and Jeffrey City, Wyoming. He follows the ups and downs of these 'Yellowcake Towns' from uranium's origins as the crucial element in atomic bombs and the 1950s boom to its use in nuclear power plants, the Three Mile Island accident, and the 1980s bust. Yellowcake Towns provides a look at the supply side of the Atomic Age and serves as an important contribution to the growing bibliography of atomic history.
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Book details

List price: $21.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: University Press of Colorado
Publication date: 2/25/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 232
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Introduction
From Weed to Weapon: U.S. Uranium, 1898-1945
To Stimulate Production and in the Interest of Security: The First Cold War Uranium Boom, 1946-1958
Uranium Company Towns in the American
The Uranium Capital of the World I: Moab
The Uranium Capital of the World II: Grants
Allocation, Protectionism, and Subsistence: Changing Federal Policies to Preserve Domestic Producers, 1958-1970
Creatures of Uncle Sam: Yellowcake Communities During the Allocation and Stretch-Out Periods
The Commercial Book and Bust: Federal Policies and the Free Market, 1970-1988
Yellowcake Towns During the Commercial Boom and bust, 1970-1988
Conclusion
Index