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Politics in the Postwar American West

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ISBN 10: 0806127112 / ISBN 13: 9780806127118
Published by University of Oklahoma Press
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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0806127112 University of Oklahoma Press hardcover w/dust jacket, 1995, 1st edition, clean/tight, inscription on title page as follows: "October 15,1995, For Howard Lamar, On the occasion of his visit to the University of Oklahoma, with high regard, Richard Lowitt" otherwise unmarked and defect free.Fine/Fine.New mylar cover, bubble-wrapped and mailed in a Box w/delivery confirmation.SIGNED Copy.Howard Lamar is an author and authority on the American West and former president of Yale. Bookseller Inventory # 60738

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Title: Politics in the Postwar American West

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

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Essays examine recent political issues in the 19 states that constitute the American West. Topics include controversies over water, oil, and other resources, environmental politics, labor and ethnicity in Hawaii, human rights in Idaho, liberalism in California politics, gambling and politics in Nevada, and postwar Wyoming politics and the media. Of interest to students in history, political science, economics, and American Indian studies. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

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Lowitt (history, Univ, of Oklahoma; The New Deal and the West, LJ 5/1/94) has edited a thorough collection of essays on post-World War II political history in the West. Each writer discusses what he or she considers the most important topic in each state's history. Coverage includes everything from the oil pipeline in Alaska to personal politics in Wyoming. Some writers concentrate on one topic through 50 years, while others provide a historical overview. Lowitt insures that each writer's style is even, so the reader hardly notices that each chapter was written by a different author. Appropriate for both public and academic libraries, this book will find its best audiences in libraries west of the Mississippi.?Grant A. Fredericksen, Illinois Prairie Dist. P.L., Metamora
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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