Industrial Cowboys: Miller & Lux and the Transformation of the Far West, 1850-1920

Synopsis

"Ambitiously conceived, abundantly researched, effectively plotted, elegantly composed, and concisely argued, Igler's study of the rise and fall of Miller & Lux will be hailed as a landmark contribution. No other work on late nineteenth-century California so stylishly and convincingly brings together the social, economic, and ecological dimensions of the state's post-Gold Rush development."--Stephen Aron, author of "How the West Was Lost: The Transformation of Kentucky from Daniel Boone to Henry Clay

"David Igler writes this intriguing history at the intersection of landscape, work and industry. He places the emergence of Western resource based corporations at the center of a set of cultural, economic, and natural changes that intersect and ramify in unforeseen directions."--Richard White, author of ""It's Your Misfortune and None of My Own": A New History of the American West