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Water and the West

The Colorado River Compact and the Politics of Water in the American West

Norris Hundley Jr. (Author)

Available worldwide

Paperback, 442 pages
ISBN: 9780520260115
May 2009
$34.95, £27.00
Back in print for the first time in over ten years, this classic account of the numerous struggles—national, state, and local—that have occurred over western American water rights since the late 1800s is thoroughly expanded and updated to trace the continuing battles raging over the West's most valuable, and contentious, resource.
Preface to the 2009 Edition

1. Dreamers and Planters
2. Imperial Joins the Crusade
3. The League and the Law
4. A Call for Diplomacy
5. Power Sets the Stage
6. Stalemate
7. Dividing the Waters
8. Ratification Battles
9. Arizona v. California

Appendix: The Colorado River Compact
Norris Hundley, Jr. is Professor Emeritus of History at the University of California, Los Angeles, and author of many books on California, water rights, and the West.

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