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Focusing on two Arizona towns that had their origins in mining bonanzas - Tombstone and Jerome - this book offers a rare study dissecting the process of bust itself - the reasons and manners in which these towns declined as the mining booms ended.
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Eric L. Clements is assistant professor of history at Southeast Missouri State University and editor of the Mining History Journal. His areas of interest include both the mining and maritime history of the American West. He has published articles and given presentations on mine health and safety reform, the Western Federation of Miners, the nature and meanings of ghost towns, and the social and physical consequences of legalized casino gambling in three former mining towns in ColoradoReview:
""In the first in-depth study of mining-camp bust, Eric L. Clements presents with clarity and wit the long down-spiraling tale of two former bonanza camps: Jerome, the 'Billion Dollar Copper Camp, ' and legendary Tombstone, 'the Town Too Tough to Die.' After the Boom in Tombstone and Jerome, Arizona "deserves a spot on the shelf of all who wish to understand the economic and social fabric of the American mining west."
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Book Description University of Nevada Press, 2003. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110874175712
Book Description University of Nevada Press, 2003. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0874175712