Devils Will Reign: How Nevada Began (Shepperson Series in Nevada History)

3.86 avg rating
( 14 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780874177244: Devils Will Reign: How Nevada Began (Shepperson Series in Nevada History)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Explores the early history of Nevada before it became a state in 1864. This book covers the discovery of gold in California and silver in the Nevada Territory; the debate over slavery and the Civil War; and the Mormon establishment in Utah that prompted national suspicion of the sect's ambitions for an inland empire.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Sally Zanjani is a faculty member of the Department of Political Science at the University of Nevada, Reno. She is a former president of the Mining History Association and the author of eight books on the history of Nevada and the West, including The Glory Days of Goldfield, Nevada (University of Nevada Press) and a biography of Sarah Winnemucca.

Review:

"In her latest book, Zanjani... displays her extensive knowledge of the region and exceptional gifts as a write that make her work a pleasure to read. To this she imparts an intuitive understanding of the colorful characters, Mormons and miners alike, who lived in western Nevada before it became a territory.... This new book from the University of Nevada Press is informed and interesting, splendidly written and enjoyable to read."

"Nevada's is perhaps the most distinctive frontier story in the American West. Sally Zanjani writes a colorful account of Nevada's gaining of territorial status in the period leading up to and including the Civil War.... She emphasizes the role of individual adventurers, miners, political opportunists, Indians, and a host of unique characters who fought against Mormon dominance even as they rejected how 'tame' the California frontier had quickly become.... The tension between the desire for individual freedom and the need for societal structure is evident throughout this book that, although well documented, contains all the elements of great legend and myth."

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780874176636: Devils Will Reign: How Nevada Began (Shepperson Series in Nevada History)

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0874176638 ISBN 13:  9780874176636
Publisher: University of Nevada Press, 2006
Hardcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Sally Zanjani
Published by University of Chicago press
ISBN 10: 0874177243 ISBN 13: 9780874177244
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Chicago press. Condition: New. Brand New. Seller Inventory # 0874177243

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 12.12
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.60
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

SALLY ZANJANI
Published by Univ Nevada Press
ISBN 10: 0874177243 ISBN 13: 9780874177244
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description Univ Nevada Press. Condition: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW Softcover A Brand New Quality Book from a Full-Time Bookshop in business since 1992!. Seller Inventory # 2259170

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 22.90
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Sally Zanjani
Published by University of Nevada Press, United States (2007)
ISBN 10: 0874177243 ISBN 13: 9780874177244
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Nevada Press, United States, 2007. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. Devils Will Reign, available now for the first time in paperback, recounts the momentous early history of Nevada before it became a state in 1864. Sally Zanjani weaves the exciting saga of this rowdy frontier and its colorful characters into the larger story of those eventful years - the discovery of gold in California and silver in the Nevada Territory; the debate over slavery and the Civil War that made the fate of the Far West, a matter of congressional concern; and the Mormon establishment in Utah that prompted national suspicion of the sect's ambitions for an inland empire. In this turbulent climate, the remote, sparsely populated region on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada acquired remarkable importance. Seller Inventory # AAN9780874177244

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 23.88
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Zanjani, Sally.
Published by University of Nevada Press, Reno (2007)
ISBN 10: 0874177243 ISBN 13: 9780874177244
New Softcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Ad Infinitum Books
(Mount Vernon, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Nevada Press, Reno, 2007. Softcover. Condition: New. 240 pages. Softcover. New book. NEVADA. In Devils Will Reign, acclaimed historian Sally Zanjani recounts the momentous early history of the territory that is now known as Nevada, weaving the colorful saga of this rowdy frontier into the larger story of national political crises and economic ambitions, rapid development in California, and religious antipathy toward the polygamous Mormons. Here are intrepid frontiersmen, beleaguered Native Americans, zealous Mormons, and colorful characters and farmers, including a group of African Americans who successfully settled in the Carson Valley. Zanjani covers the lives of the pioneers, as well as the development and impact of the Comstock silver bonanza and the tenuous, halting efforts of the region's residents to create first a territorial, then a state government. Seldom has the process of western settlement and government-making been described with such detail and insight Sally Zanjani is a faculty member of the Department of Political Science at the University of Nevada, Reno. She is a former president of the Mining History Association and the author of eight books on the history of Nevada and the West, including The Glory Days in Goldfield, Nevada and Devils Will Reign: How Nevada Began (University of Nevada Press) and a biography of Sarah Winnemucca. "This new book from University of Nevada Press is informed and interesting, splendidly written and enjoyable to read." ÑDavid L. Bigler, Utah Historical Quarterly, Winter 2007 "Like all great stories of the West, Zanjani's narrative plays heavily on the ironic twists of fate that often make up the collective history of a region. The tension between the desire for individual freedom and the need for societal structure is evident throughout this book that, although well documented, contains all the elements of great legend and myth." ÑJames M. Cook, Journal of the West ".this book is an invaluable read for an intense examination of a brief and important period in Nevada's past." - New Mexico Historical Review "This is an outstanding book. It is well researched and, as we have come to expect in anything from Sally Zanjani, beautifully written. It becomes the definitive study of the period of the 1850s. Devils Will Reign is an excellent and lively read, quite authoritative, and highly recommended. - Nevada Historical Society Quarterly (Key Words: Sally Zanjani, Nevada History, American West, Carson Valley, The Comstock Silver Bonanza, African Americans, Mormons, Native Americans). book. Seller Inventory # 84124X1

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 18.95
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Sally Zanjani
Published by University of Nevada Press, United States (2007)
ISBN 10: 0874177243 ISBN 13: 9780874177244
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Nevada Press, United States, 2007. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. Devils Will Reign, available now for the first time in paperback, recounts the momentous early history of Nevada before it became a state in 1864. Sally Zanjani weaves the exciting saga of this rowdy frontier and its colorful characters into the larger story of those eventful years - the discovery of gold in California and silver in the Nevada Territory; the debate over slavery and the Civil War that made the fate of the Far West, a matter of congressional concern; and the Mormon establishment in Utah that prompted national suspicion of the sect's ambitions for an inland empire. In this turbulent climate, the remote, sparsely populated region on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada acquired remarkable importance. Seller Inventory # AAN9780874177244

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 24.64
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Sally Zanjani
Published by University of Nevada Press
ISBN 10: 0874177243 ISBN 13: 9780874177244
New Paperback Quantity Available: 6
Seller:
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Nevada Press. Paperback. Condition: New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 2 working days. Seller Inventory # B9780874177244

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 20.96
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.07
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Sally Zanjani
Published by University of Nevada Press (2007)
ISBN 10: 0874177243 ISBN 13: 9780874177244
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Nevada Press, 2007. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0874177243

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 27.46
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.27
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

Zanjani, Sally
Published by University of Nevada Press (2007)
ISBN 10: 0874177243 ISBN 13: 9780874177244
New Quantity Available: 6
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Nevada Press, 2007. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # CE-9780874177244

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 24.30
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.76
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

Sally Zanjani
Published by University of Nevada Press (2007)
ISBN 10: 0874177243 ISBN 13: 9780874177244
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Nevada Press, 2007. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0874177243

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 33.77
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

10.

ZANJANI
Published by University of Nevada Press (2007)
ISBN 10: 0874177243 ISBN 13: 9780874177244
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Herb Tandree Philosophy Books
(Stroud, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Nevada Press, 2007. Paperback. Condition: NEW. 9780874177244 This listing is a new book, a title currently in-print which we order directly and immediately from the publisher. For all enquiries, please contact Herb Tandree Philosophy Books directly - customer service is our primary goal. Seller Inventory # HTANDREE0670264

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 27.59
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 10.45
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book