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Gambling on Ore

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"Gambling on Ore examines the development of the western mining industry from the tumultuous and violent Gold Rush to the elevatio... Weiterlesen
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"Gambling on Ore examines the development of the western mining industry from the tumultuous and violent Gold Rush to the elevation of large-scale copper mining in the early twentieth century, using Montana as representative of mining developments in thebroader US mining west. Employing abundant new historical evidence in key primary and secondary sources, Curtis tells the story of the inescapable relationship of mining to nature in the modern world as the United States moved from a primarily agricultural society to a mining nation in the second half of the nineteenth century. In Montana, legal issues and politics--such as unexpected consequences of federal mining law and the electrification of the United States--further complicated the mining industry's already complex relationship to geology, while government policy, legal frameworks, dominant understandings of nature, and the exigencies of profit and production drove the industry in momentous and surprising directions. Despite its many uncertainties, mining became an important part of American culture and daily life. Gambling on Ore unpacks the tangled relationships between mining and the natural world that gave material possibility to the age of electricity. Metal mining has had a profound influence on the human ecology and the social relationships of North America through the twentieth century and throughout the world after World War II. Understanding how we forged these relationships is central to understanding the environmental history of the United States after 1850. "--

Autorentext

Kent Curtis is an assistant professor of environmental studies at Eckerd College. His research focuses on the historic development of environmental values.



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"Gambling on Ore" examines the development of the western mining industry from the tumultuous and violent Gold Rush to the elevation of large-scale copper mining in the early twentieth century, using Montana as representative of mining developments in the broader US mining west.

Produktinformationen

Titel: Gambling on Ore
Untertitel: The Nature of Metal Mining in the United States, 1860-1910
Autor:
EAN: 9781607322344
ISBN: 978-1-60732-234-4
Format: Fester Einband
Herausgeber: University Press Of Colorado
Genre: Geschichte
Anzahl Seiten: 288
Gewicht: 485g
Größe: H233mm x B159mm x T25mm
Jahr: 2013