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Golden Rules: The Origins of California Water Law in the Gold Rush

Mark Kanazawa

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226258676
eISBN:
9780226258706
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226258706.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This book examines the origins of California surface water law in the earliest years of statehood: the decade of the 1850’s. This decade was dominated by a key event in California history, the Gold ... More


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Mark Kanazawa

in Golden Rules: The Origins of California Water Law in the Gold Rush

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226258676
eISBN:
9780226258706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226258706.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Chapter 1 provides the basic motivation for the book, which is to understand the origins of California water law and the development and use of water as a central part of how gold mining is done. It ... More


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