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The Politics of the 1920 Mineral Leasing Act

Paul Sabin

in Crude Politics: The California Oil Market, 1900-1940

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520241985
eISBN:
9780520931145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520241985.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The national campaign for favorable treatment of the California oil companies, which culminated in the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920 and in the 1920s Teapot Dome scandal over bribery and oil leases, ... More


An Uncertain Influence: The Role of the Federal Government in California, 1846–1880

Robert J. Chandler

in Taming the Elephant: Politics, Government, and Law in Pioneer California

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520234116
eISBN:
9780520936485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520234116.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter states that federal involvement was vital in certain arenas; chief among them was the creation of California's transportation system, including the railroads. After the war, the federal ... More


Property Rights and Federal Land Policy

Gary D. Libecap

in Government & The American Economy: A New History

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226251271
eISBN:
9780226251295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226251295.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Throughout the economic history of the United States, most decisions regarding resource use and answers to questions regarding what, how, and for whom to produce have been based on private property ... More


Mine Towns: Buildings for Workers in Michigan's Copper Country

Alison K. Hoagland

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816665662
eISBN:
9781452946610
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816665662.001.0001
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

During the nineteenth century, the Keweenaw Peninsula of Northern Michigan was the site of America’s first mineral land rush as companies hastened to profit from the region’s vast copper deposits. In ... More


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