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by William D. Rowley

Category: Americas
Subcategory: History books
Author: William D. Rowley
ISBN: 0253330025
ISBN13: 978-0253330024
Language: English
Publisher: Indiana University Press; First Edition, First Printing edition (February 22, 1996)
Pages: 216
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Journal of the West A fascinating study of Newland’s complex professional and personal life. Widely noted for his role in the passage of the National Reclamation Act of 1902, Francis G. Newlands of Nevada was a champion of the growth of federal power in the modernization of America.

Journal of the West A fascinating study of Newland’s complex professional and personal life. Nebraska History Unquestionably. One of the few liberal national Democrats at the beginning of the twentieth century, he is known as a key architect of the modern regulatory state. Newlands worked to irrigate the Nevada desert and other arid western states with nationally funded reclamation and dam-building projects.

Journal of American History This biography of Francis Newlands, a key figure in the irrigation of the West and . a valuable addition to the field and will be enjoyable reading for historians interested in the American West or natural resource management. -Journal of American History.

Journal of American History This biography of Francis Newlands, a key figure in the irrigation of the West and an architect of the modern regulatory state at the beginning of this century, reveals a complicated and sophisticated man who successfully lived a dual political life under a cloud of personal and public scandal a valuable addition to the field and will be enjoyable reading for historians interested in the American West or natural resource management.

Reclaiming the Arid West book. American West in the Twentieth Century (7 books). Books by William D. Rowley. By reclaiming Newlands from the obscurity of history, Professor Rowley provides perspective on our present day battles. -State Environmental Monitor. skillfully blends the local and national, and it portrays Newlands with sensitivity and sound critical judgement. -Agricultural History.

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Reclaiming the arid West Close. 1 2 3 4 5. Want to Read. Are you sure you want to remove Reclaiming the arid West from your list? Reclaiming the arid West. the career of Francis G. Published 1996 by Indiana University Press in Bloomington, Ind. Prefer the physical book? Check nearby libraries with: WorldCat.

Volume 57, Issue 2. June 1997, pp. 568-569. Reclaiming the Arid West: The Career of Francis G. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1996.

Part of the American West in the Twentieth Century Series). -The Journal of Arizona History.

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by William D. Series: The American West in the Twentieth Century (1996). Journal of American History This biography of Francis Newlands, a key figure in the irrigation of the West and an architect of the modern regulatory state at the beginning of this century, reveals a complicated and sophisticated man who successfully lived a dual political life under a cloud of personal and public scandal.

Newlands represented Nevada in the United States House of Representatives from 1893 to 1903 as a member of the Silver . a b c d e f William D. Rowley (1996).

Newlands represented Nevada in the United States House of Representatives from 1893 to 1903 as a member of the Silver Party. In 1898, he created the Newlands Resolution, which annexed the Republic of Hawaii, creating a new territory. He supported a greater federal role in conservation and pushed for federal funding of western arid land irrigation projects. He helped pass the Reclamation Act of 1902, also called the Newlands Act, which created what would become the Bureau of Reclamation. Indiana University Press.

"... provides some fascinating insights into the life and times of wealthy and powerful men who made the West." —Journal of the West

"A fascinating study of Newland’s complex professional and personal life..." —Nebraska History

"Unquestionably, serious students of the American West should read this meticulously researched and well-written biography..." —The Journal of Arizona History

"... very well researched..." —American Historical Review

"... an engaging, enjoyable portrait of a fascinating character... " —Water Resources Bulletin

"Through his narrative of Newlands’ life, the author presents a clear and vivid sense of the political battles that led to federal dams and other water reclamation projects in the West. By reclaiming Newlands from the obscurity of history, Professor Rowley provides perspective on our present day battles." —State Environmental Monitor

"... skillfully blends the local and national, and it portrays Newlands with sensitivity and sound critical judgement." —Agricultural History

"... a valuable addition to the field and will be enjoyable reading for historians interested in the American West or natural resource management." —Journal of American History

This biography of Francis Newlands, a key figure in the irrigation of the West and an architect of the modern regulatory state at the beginning of this century, reveals a complicated and sophisticated man who successfully lived a dual political life under a cloud of personal and public scandal.

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