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The Mussel Slough Affair

Richard J. Orsi

in Sunset Limited: The Southern Pacific Railroad and the Development of the American West, 1850-1930

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520200197
eISBN:
9780520940864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520200197.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the Mussel Slough Affair, which involved the Southern Pacific Company and the rival claimants to its lands. It studies the “Octopus” Myth, a fictional account of the Battle of ... More


‘You Seem Very Westernised to Me’: Place, Identity and Othering of Muslim Workers in the UK Labour Market

Peter Hopkins and Richard Gale

in Muslims in Britain: Race, Place and Identities

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748625871
eISBN:
9780748671335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625871.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter describes the quantitative evidence concerning British Muslims' employment and the types of explanation that are advanced for the differential success of distinct ethnic minority groups. ... More


Rethinking the Identities of Young British Pakistani Muslim Women: Educational Experiences and Aspirations

Peter Hopkins and Richard Gale

in Muslims in Britain: Race, Place and Identities

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748625871
eISBN:
9780748671335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625871.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter describes the experiences of young British Pakistani Muslim women. Pakistani Muslim populations in Slough are primarily located in the wards with the highest deprivation indices and ... More


Youth employment, racialised gendering and school–work transitions

Sophie Bowlby, Sally Lloyd Evans, and Clare Roche

in City matters: Competitiveness, cohesion and urban governance

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861344458
eISBN:
9781447301868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861344458.003.0018
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter explores the school–work transitions of young men and women from different ethnic and class backgrounds in the two prosperous towns of Reading and Slough in England at the end of the ... More


Fall

Estella B. Leopold

in Stories From the Leopold Shack: Sand County Revisited

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190463229
eISBN:
9780197559611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190463229.003.0010
Subject:
Environmental Science, Conservation of the Environment

In the fall we had great fun picking our orchard apples and harvesting in the garden. There were two old apple trees, undoubtedly planted by the Baxter family in the late 1800s. One bore very large ... More


Biodiversity: Our Precious Heritage

Jonathan S. Adams, Bruce A. Stein, and Lynn S. Kutner

in Precious Heritage: The Status of Biodiversity in the United States

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195125191
eISBN:
9780197561331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195125191.003.0007
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Regional Geography

Unusually heavy rains in the winter of 1969 transformed California’s normally dry Owens Valley, causing an explosion of grasses and reeds along the edge of the Owens River. Lying in the eastern ... More


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