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Author Pisani, Donald J.

Title Water and American government : the Reclamation Bureau, national water policy, and the West, 1902-1935 / Donald J. Pisani
Published Berkeley : University of California Press, [2002]
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 394 pages, 10 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations, maps
Contents Saving lost lives : irrigation and the ideology of homemaking -- The perils of public works : Federal reclamation, 1902-1909 -- Case studies in irrigation and community : Twin Falls and Rupert -- An administrative morass : Federal reclamation, 1909-1917 -- Boom, bust and boom : Federal reclamation, 1917-1935 -- Uneasy allies : the Reclamation Service and the Bureau of Indian Affairs -- Case studies in water and power : the Yakima and the Pima -- Wiring the new West : the strange career of public power -- Gateway to the hydraulic age : water politics, 1920-1935 -- Conclusion : retrospect and significance
Summary Donald Pisani's history of perhaps the boldest economic and social program ever undertaken in the United States, shows in fascinating detail how ambitious government programs fall prey to the power of local interest groups and the federal system of governance itself
Analysis Samfundsvidenskab Økonomi
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject United States. Bureau of Reclamation.
Reclamation of land -- West (U.S.) -- History -- 20th century.
Water-supply -- Government policy -- West (U.S.) -- History -- 20th century.
West (U.S.) -- Economic conditions -- 20th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2002008939
ISBN 0520230302 (alk. paper)
0520927583 (electronic bk.)
9780520230309 (alk. paper)
9780520927582 (electronic bk.)
(alk. paper)