The Silver State: Nevada's Heritage Reinterpreted

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Book
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ISBN 10
0874175925 
ISBN 13
9780874175929 
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Publication Year
2004 
Pages
375 
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Nevada has changed dramatically over the past quarter century, and in this third edition of "The Silver State", renowned historian James W. Hulse recounts the major events—historical, political, and social—that have shaped our state. Hulse’s cohesive approach offers students and general readers an accessible account of Nevada’s colorful history.

The new edition highlights the social and political changes that have occurred since the original publication of "The Silver State" in 1991. Hulse discusses the impact of a growing population; changes in the economy and education system; expanding roles of women; recent developments in state politics, including the 2003 legislative session; the influence of Nevada’s growing ethnic population and increasingly divergent demographic groups; and the impact of federal policies, including President George W. Bush’s 2002 decision to authorize the opening of a nuclear-waste depository at Yucca Mountain. In addition, all the recommended reading lists have been updated.

"The Silver State" explores many dimensions of the Nevada experience and its peoples- from the prehistoric Anasazi Indians tot he creators of extravagant casinos on the Las Vegas Strip; from dust-stained Comstock miners to the state's contemporary and very cosmopolitan Sunbelt population. This book will inspire readers to take another look at the rich cultural heritage and eventful history of Nevada, the Silver State. 
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