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A Region of Fragments

Andrew Needham

in Power Lines: Phoenix and the Making of the Modern Southwest

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691139067
eISBN:
9781400852406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691139067.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter looks at the construction of Boulder Dam. Franklin Roosevelt explained the dam as a manifestation of the transformations the New Deal had set in motion. “The largest generators and ... More


From Fact to Theory

Naomi Oreskes

in The Rejection of Continental Drift: Theory and Method in American Earth Science

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195117325
eISBN:
9780197561188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195117325.003.0012
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Geology and the Lithosphere

If continental drift was not rejected for lack of a mechanism, why was it rejected? Some say the time was not ripe. Historical evidence suggests the ... More


Wiring the New West: The Strange Career of Public Power

Donald J. Pisani

in Water and American Government: The Reclamation Bureau, National Water Policy, and the West, 1902-1935

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520230309
eISBN:
9780520927582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520230309.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter introduces the Boulder Dam, and aims to show the way it was able to blend both public and private enterprise. It emphasizes that the dam did not restrict the power of private utility ... More


Gateway to the Hydraulic Age: Water Politics, 1920–1935

Donald J. Pisani

in Water and American Government: The Reclamation Bureau, National Water Policy, and the West, 1902-1935

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520230309
eISBN:
9780520927582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520230309.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter studies flood control, irrigation, and transportation. It shows that the Boulder Dam eventually became the typical American dam: it stood two hundred feet taller than the Washington ... More


The Canal at River’s End: Thirsty Arizona

William deBuys

in A Great Aridness: Climate Change and the Future of the American Southwest

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199778928
eISBN:
9780197563144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199778928.003.0011
Subject:
Environmental Science, Applied Ecology

“ If you run the math,” says Brad Udall, “You sort of go, wow, Arizona, they may be totally out of their Central Arizona Project water.” Udall is referring to ... More


Private Power At Hoover Dam: Utilities, Government Power, and Political Realism, 1920–1928

Sarah S. Elkind

in How Local Politics Shape Federal Policy: Business, Power, and the Environment in Twentieth-Century Los Angeles

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834893
eISBN:
9781469602707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869116_elkind.9
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter discusses Hoover Dam, known as Boulder Dam before it was built. Hoover Dam is widely regarded as the archetype of American high dams. Because American engineers have participated in ... More


The Triumph of Localism: The Rejection of National Water Planning in 1950

Sarah S. Elkind

in How Local Politics Shape Federal Policy: Business, Power, and the Environment in Twentieth-Century Los Angeles

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834893
eISBN:
9781469602707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869116_elkind.10
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter discusses an editorial announcement that the Senate had finally passed the Boulder Canyon dam bill, in which the New York Times lamented that Congress had missed an opportunity to plan ... More


Hydroelectricity and the Federal Government

John L. Neufeld

in Selling Power: Economics, Policy, and Electric Utilities Before 1940

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226399638
eISBN:
9780226399775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226399775.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Hydroelectricity provided a compelling justification for federal government in the electric utility industry. The Constitution gave the federal government authority over all navigable waterways and ... More


On a Porch in Boulder

Ann Charters and Samuel Charters

in Brother-Souls: John Clellon Holmes, Jack Kerouac, and the Beat Generation

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604735796
eISBN:
9781621031666
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604735796.003.0023
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

In the summer of 1982, Allen Ginsberg arranged a ten-day conference in Boulder, Colorado to celebrate the twenty-fifth anniversary of the publication of Jack Kerouac’s novel On the Road. It was also ... More


“Enemies Within”: Operation Boulder and Infringements of Civil Liberties

Pamela E. Pennock

in Rise of the Arab American Left: Activists, Allies, and Their Fight against Imperialism and Racism, 1960s-1980s

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469630984
eISBN:
9781469631004
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469630984.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the federal government’s violations of Arab Americans’ civil liberties with attention to the Nixon administration’s program Operation Boulder, instituted after the murders by ... More


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