Encyclopedia of Politics of the American West
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Encyclopedia of Politics of the American West

Two Volume Set

© 2013 | 888 pages | CQ Press
The Encyclopedia of Politics in the American West is an A to Z reference work on the political development of one of America’s most politically distinct, not to mention its fastest growing, region. This work will cover not only the significant events and actors of Western politics, but also deal with key institutional, historical, environmental, and sociopolitical themes and concepts that are important to more fully understanding the politics of the West over the last century.
 
Wildlife Restoration
Rolando Avila
Brown v. Board of Education
Rolondo Avila
Firearms: (sidebar) National Rifle Association
Rolando Avila
Bush, George W.
Rolando Avila
Chavez, Cesar
Rolando Avila
Geronimo (Apache)
Rolando Avila
Polk, James K.
Rolando Avila
Turner, Frederick Jackson
Rolondo Avila
1a. Kansas: (sidebar) Brown v. Board of Education
Rolondo Avila
Education
Ralph Baker
California Coastal Commission
Barton Barbour
American Fur Company
John Barnhill
Animas-La Plata Project
John Barnhill
Border Fence
John Barnhill
Firearms
John Barnhill
New Federalism
John Barnhill
Platte River
John Barnhill
Proposition 13 (California, 1978)
John Barnhill
Río Grande
John Barnhill
Urbanization
Michael Beauchamp
Newlands, Francis
Jack Becker
Black Hills
Walter Bell
Democratic Party
Bernard Bell
Equal Rights Amendment
Bernard Bell
Interstate Compacts
Walter Bell
Watt, James G.
Walter Bell
Women's rights
Christopher Blythe
Proposition 8 (California, 2008)
Andrew Braun
2a. Colorado
Andrew Braun
Austin, Texas
Andrew Braun
Benton, Thomas Hart
Andrew Braun
Missouri Plan
Andrew Braun
North American Free Trade Agreement
Jay Brigham
Federal Power Act
Ron Briley
Hill, James J.
Ron Briley
Means, Russell (Lakota)
Arthur Brokop
Land Rights, American Indian
Arthur Brokop, Steven Danver
Native Americans
John Burch
2d. Utah: (sidebar) Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument
John Burch
3b. Oregon: (sidebar) Celilo Falls
John Burch
4b. New Mexico: (sidebar) Blue Lake
John Burch
5c. Hawai’i
John Burch
Alcatraz Island Occupation
John Burch
Arizona v. California (1963)
John Burch
Exodusters: (sidebar) Benjamin "Pap" Singleton
John Burch
Hispanic Americans: (sidebar) Jerry Apodaca
John Burch
John Birch Society
John Burch
MEChA: (sidebar) Cruz Bustamante and the 2003 California Gubernatorial Recall Election
John Burch
Mining, coal
John Burch
Parker, Quanah (Comanche)
John Burch
Waste, hazardous: (sidebar) Skull Valley Gosiutes and Nuclear Storage
Steve Canipe
Mankiller, Wilma (Cherokee)
Steve Canipe
Red Cloud (Lakota)
Steve Canipe
Tucson, Arizona
Rory Cornish
Eastman, Charles/Ohiyesa (Lakota)
Wendel Cox
Rural West and Urbanization
S. Matthew DeSpain
Fishing Rights
S. Matthew DeSpain
Winters v. United States (1908)
Douglas Dodd
Federal Lands Policy Management Act (1976)
Douglas Dodd
Wild and Scenic Rivers Act (1968)
Douglas Dodd
Wilderness Act (1964)
Robert Dorman
Regionalism
Alan Downs
Powell, John Wesley
Meredith Eliassen
Huerta, Delores
Jessie Embry
Asian Americans
Hannah Anderson, Jessie Embry
Endangered Species Act (1973)
Jessie Embry, Hannah Anderson
Pacific Islanders
Gary Entz
1a. Kansas
Dean Fafoutis
Alaska Purchase (1867)
Hugh Foley
1c. North Dakota: (sidebar) Fighting Sioux mascot controversy
Hugh Foley
1d. Oklahoma: (sidebar) Black Towns and Civil Rights
Hugh Foley
American Indian Movement
Hugh Foley
Dust Bowl
Hugh Foley
Echohawk, John E. (Pawnee)
Hugh Foley
Governments, tribal
A. James Fuller
Comstock Silver Boom
Shamira Gelbman
Alien Land Laws
Emily Gifford
Bird, Rose
Henry Goldman
4b. New Mexico
Henry Goldman
Fur Trade
Henry Goldman
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Michael Greaney
Banking
Michael Greaney
Boone and Crockett Club
Michael Greaney
Courts, tribal
Michael Greaney
Economic Development
Michael Greaney
Japanese American Internment
Michael Greaney
Populism
Michael Greaney
Socialism
Michael Greeney
Internal Revenue Service, U.S.
Ralph Hartsock
3c. Washington: (sidebar) World Trade Organization Protest
Ralph Hartsock
4a. Arizona: (sidebar) Martin Luther King Day controversy
Ralph Hartsock
Democratic Party: (sidebar) Toney Anaya
Ralph Hartsock
General Allotment Act (1887)
Ralph Hartsock
Interior, U.S. Department of
Ralph Hartsock
Ku Klux Klan: (sidebar) Clarence Moreley and the Denver Klan
Ralph Hartsock
National Environmental Policy Act (1969)
Ralph Hartsock
Pollution
Ralph Hartsock
Transportation
Abraham Hoffman
Reclamation Act (1902)
Chuck Howlett
Boise, Idaho
Charles Howlett
General Land Law Reform Act (1891)
Chuck Howlett
National Forest Management Act (1976)
Andrew Hund
Alaska Lands Bill (1980)
Andrew Hund
Clean Air Act
Andrew Hund
Clean Water Act (1972)
Andrew Hund
Western Governors Association
Andrew Hund
Hardrock Mining Law (1872): (sidebar) Lords of Yesterday
Andrew Hund
Waste, hazardous
Matt Hutchinson
Columbia River
Matt Hutchinson
Seattle, Washington
Mark Joy
1e. South Dakota: (sidebar) Wounded Knee 1973
Mark Joy
Grant Peace Policy
Mark Joy
Timber Culture Act (1873)
Martin Kich
1. Great Plains
Martin Kich
2. Intermountain West
Martin Kich
4. Southwest
Jennie Kronenfeld
Hayden, Carl
Jennie Kronenfeld
Richardson, Bill
Jennie Kronenfeld
Symington, Fife
Sweta Lal
National Congress of American Indians
Sweta Lal
San Diego, California
Marinella Lentis
Indian Affairs, U.S. Bureau of
Zachary Matusheski
Omaha, Nebraska
David Meier
Militia Movement
Charles Mutschler
3c. Washington
Caryn Neumann
Natural Resources and the Environment
Luke Nichter
Nixon, Richard M.
Luke Nichter
Presidential Election, 1968
Luke Nichter
Presidential Election, 2000
Frank Norris
Gold Rush, Klondike
Harriet Rafter
Bolton, Herbert Eugene
Harriet Rafter
Jackson, Helen Hunt
Jon Reyhner
Indian Self-Determination
Kelly Boyer Sagert
Murray, Patty
Elizabeth Schafer
Antiquities Act (1906)
Elizabeth Schafer
Expeditions, Scientific
Elizabeth Schafer
Exploration
Elizabeth Schafer
Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S.
Elizabeth Schafer
Fisheries
Elizabeth Schafer
Gold Rush, Dakota
Elizabeth Schafer
Great Northern Railway
Elizabeth Schafer
Hull, Jane Dee
Elizabeth Schafer
Mineral Leasing Act (1920)
Elizabeth Schafer
Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act
Elizabeth Schafer
Water Resources Council, U.S.
Elizabeth Schafer
Water Resources Planning Act (1965)
Steven Silvern
Red Power Movement
Steven Silvern
Sovereignty, Native American
Donna Sinclair
Energy, U.S. Department of: (sidebar) Atomic Power in the West
Donna Sinclair
Taxation: (sidebar) Howard Jarvis
Donna Sinclair
Third Parties: (sidebar) Green Party
Arthur Steinberg
Haywood, William D. "Big Bill": (sidebar) Steunenberg Murder Trial
Arthur Steinberg
Prior Appropriation
Arthur Steinberg
Public Domain
Eva Maria Stolberg
5a. Alaska
Eva Maria Stolberg
Chinese Exclusion Act (1882)
Eva Maria Stolberg
Muir, John
Rick and Katherine Scott Sturdevant
Immigration and Migration
Katherine Scott Sturdevant
Exodusters
Katherine Scott Sturdevant
Gold Rush, Colorado
Katherine Scott Sturdevant
Women’s Voting Rights
Glen Taul
5c. Hawai’i: (sidebar) Birther Controversy
Glen Taul
Boundaries, State
Glen Taul
Cheyenne, Wyoming
Glen Taul
Mississippi River
Robin Walden
All Indian Pueblo Council
Stan Weeber
Occupy Movement
Albert Chapman
Colorado River Compact (1922)
Merrill Evans
2e. Wyoming
Merrill Evans
4a. Arizona
Merrill Evans
Great Migration
Merrill Evans
Ranching
Farina King
American Indian Movement: (sidebar) Trail of Broken Treaties
Archie McDonald
Richards, Ann
Jeff Wells
Agrarian Movements
Jeff Wells
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Jeff Wells
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Jeff Wells
Keating, Frank
Jeff Wells
Fort Worth, Texas
Jeff Wells
El Paso, Texas
Jeff Wells
Dallas, Texas

"...In this cogently written, logically organized encyclopedia, editor Danver has produced a worthy reference title that tackles what he considers to be America's "most politically distinct and fastest-growing" region....Overall coverage is wide-ranging and backed by seamlessly integrated scholarly information. The book is politically balanced and judicious in scope, and Danver and his team of scholarly contributors have accomplished a unique, easily searchable work that will surely find many imitators and is deserving of a home in most academic libraries."

Brian Odom
Booklist

"While this set is specialized in terms of coverage and subject matter, it transcends those academic limitations because of its interdisciplinary nature....VERDICT: This set, which appears unique in its examination of the intersection of geography and politics, sets a high bar for subsequent forays into this field. Highly recommended for purchase by larger public libraries, especially those that support political science or social studies curricula."

Michael Bemis
Library Journal

"...Danver, a prolific editor of reference titles, has carved out a niche with this work on the region's politics....This is a valuable resource for history and political science courses on the American West. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Lower- and upper-level undergraduates, and general readers."

P.A. Frisch
Our Lady of the Lake University
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