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Author Taniguchi, Nancy J. (Nancy Jacobus), 1948-
Title Castle Valley, America : hard land, hard-won home / Nancy J. Taniguchi.
Imprint Logan, Utah : Utah State University Press, 2004.

Series Book collections on Project MUSE.
Subject Castle Valley (Emery County, Utah) -- History.
Castle Valley (Emery County, Utah) -- Biography.
Carbon County (Utah) -- History.
Carbon County (Utah) -- Biography.
Emery County (Utah) -- History.
Emery County (Utah) -- Biography.
Description 1 online resource (ix, 365 pages) : illustrations, maps
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary This is American history told through the stories of an atypical, for Utah, region. Castle Valley is roughly conterminous with two counties, Carbon and Emery, which together formed a rural, industrial enclave in a mostly desert environment behind the mountain range that borders Utah's principal corridor of settlement. In Castle Valley, coal mining and the railroad attracted diverse, multiethnic communities and a fair share of historic characters, from Butch Cassidy, who stole its largest payroll, to Mother Jones, who helped organize its workers against its mining companies. Among the last major segments of the state to be settled, it was also a generally poor region that stretched the capabilities of people to scratch a living from a harsh landscape. The people of Castle Valley experienced complex, unusual combinations of both social cohesion and conflict, but they struggled through poverty, labor disputes, major mining disasters, and other challenges to build communities whose stories reflected the historical course of the nation as a whole. In order to convey her subject's both unique and representative qualities, Nancy Taniguchi has written an epic history that is not just local history, but American history written locally. Nancy J. Taniguchi, who lived for thirteen years in Castle Valley and was previously on the faculty of the College of Eastern Utah in Price, is professor of history at California State University, Stanislaus. She is the author of numerous published articles in mining, legal, women's, western, and Utah history and of one book, Necessary Fraud: Progressive Reform and Utah Coal.
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Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Note digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda
Contents Castle Valley Corridor -- Passing Through, 1776-1869 -- The Significance of the Frontier, 1870-1882 -- The Railroad and the Raids, 1882-1890 -- Cowboys and Industry, 1890-1899 -- New people, new ways -- Industrial Revolution, 1899-1905 -- Moving in Together, 1905-1909 -- Facing Off, 1910-1919 -- Roller Coaster, 1920-1929 -- Crisis And Community -- Depression, 1930-1941 -- America's Arsenal, 1941-1960 -- The Preservation Instinct, 1960-1980 -- Energy Crisis, 1980-2004.
Note English.
ISBN 0874215307 (electronic bk.)
9780874215304 (electronic bk.)
0874215897 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
9780874215892 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
0874215900 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
9780874215908 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 71214635
Additional Format Print version: Taniguchi, Nancy J. (Nancy Jacobus), 1948- Castle Valley, America. Logan, Utah : Utah State University Press, 2004 0874215897 0874215900 (DLC) 2004011982 (OCoLC)55644849.