9780520228627

Public Lands and Political Meaning: Ranchers, the Government, and the Property Between Them

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  • ISBN13:

    9780520228627

  • ISBN10:

    0520228626

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2002-06-01
  • Publisher: Univ of California Pr

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Summary

The history behind the recurring "sagebrush rebellions" in the American West, showing how (before environmentalists entered the fray) ranchers and the feds struggled over the uses of public lands, from the days when ranchers wanted more government support to the virulent anti-federal position that remains.

Author Biography

Karen R. Merrill is Assistant Professor of History at Williams College.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
ix
Preface xi
Introduction 1(15)
Policing and Policymaking on the Range
16(21)
The Properties of the Homebuilder
37(30)
The Lessons of the Market
67(36)
The Sovereignty of the State, or the States?
103(32)
The Taylor Grazing Act and the ``Vast National Estate''
135(34)
Property Rights and Political Meaning
169(36)
Epilogue 205(6)
Notes 211(46)
Bibliographic Essay 257(6)
Index 263

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