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The Resource Industrial cowboys : Miller & Lux and the transformation of the Far West, 1850-1920, David Igler

Industrial cowboys : Miller & Lux and the transformation of the Far West, 1850-1920, David Igler

Label
Industrial cowboys : Miller & Lux and the transformation of the Far West, 1850-1920
Title
Industrial cowboys
Title remainder
Miller & Lux and the transformation of the Far West, 1850-1920
Statement of responsibility
David Igler
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Few industrial enterprises left a more enduring imprint on the American West than Miller & Lux, a vast meatpacking conglomerate started by two San Francisco butchers in 1858. Industrial Cowboys examines how Henry Miller and Charles Lux, two German immigrants, assembled the West's most extensive land and water rights, swayed legislatures and courts, monopolized western beef markets, and imposed their corporate will on California's natural environment. Writing with clarity and originality, David Igler uses one fascinating case study to illuminate the industrial development and environmental transformation of the American West during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries."
  • "The process by which two neighborhood butchers turned themselves into landed industrialists depended to an extraordinary degree on the acquisition, manipulation, and exploitation of natural resources. Igler examines the broader impact of western industrialism - as exemplified by Miller & Lux - on landscapes and waterscapes, bringing to the forefront the important issues of land reclamation, water politics, San Francisco's unique business environment, and the city's relation to its surrounding hinterlands. He provides a rich discussion of the social relations engineered by Miller & Lux, from the dispossession of Californio rancheros to the ethnic segmentation of the firm's massive labor force."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
333.76/0978
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HD9433.U52
LC item number
M554 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Industrial cowboys : Miller & Lux and the transformation of the Far West, 1850-1920, David Igler
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 235-253) and index
Control code
44446623
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 267 p.
Isbn
9780520226586
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
00055171
Note
Library{u2019}s copy 2 (SW Writers): Transfer from the Center for the Study of the Southwest, 2013. Paperbound.
Other physical details
ill., maps
Label
Industrial cowboys : Miller & Lux and the transformation of the Far West, 1850-1920, David Igler
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 235-253) and index
Control code
44446623
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 267 p.
Isbn
9780520226586
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
00055171
Note
Library{u2019}s copy 2 (SW Writers): Transfer from the Center for the Study of the Southwest, 2013. Paperbound.
Other physical details
ill., maps

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