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Based on the author's thesis (doctoral)--York University, 1999, under title: It's going to be a place of commercial importance : frontier boosterism in Jefferson County, Washington, 1850-1890.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Introduction: The Culture of Development on the Frontier: Boosterism, Class, and Race, 1850-1895 -- 1 Euro-American Settlement and Economic Development, 1850-1870 -- 2 Port Townsend: "A Resort for 'Beachcombers' and Outlaws" -- 3 Booster Activism: Jefferson County, 1860-1880 -- 4 "The Great Notoriety of That Place": Reputation and Development in Jefferson County, 1858-1890 -- 5 "The Chinese Must Go," but in a Reputable Way: Development, Jefferson County, and Anti-Chinese Activism, 1870-1890 -- Conclusion: "Times [Got] Worse Instead of Getting Better": The End of Frontier Boosterism -- Appendix: Statistical Information.
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