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Author Shelton, Tamara Venit.

Title A squatter's republic : land and the politics of monopoly in California and the nation, 1850-1900 / by Tamara Venit Shelton.

Published Berkeley, California Published for the Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West by University of California Press, [2013]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  979.404 SHEL    AVAILABLE
Physical description viii, 277 pages ; 24 cm.
Series Western histories ; 7.
Western histories ; 7.
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-265) and index.
Contents Squatters and speculators: the foundations of anti-land monopolism in California -- The squatter vote: squatters' rights and party politics from California to Kansas -- "Root the white race in the soil:" Henry George, land monopoly, and Chinese exclusion -- Labor and the land question: Henry George, Terrence Powderly, and industrial labor -- Reform -- Telling stories about squatters: representations of squatters in history and fiction -- Tramps and millionaires: anti-land monopolism and railroad reform -- Conclusion: outcasts in heaven itself.
Subject Land tenure -- California -- History -- 19th century.
Land use -- California -- History -- 19th century.
Monopolies -- California -- History -- 19th century.
Squatters -- California -- History -- 19th century.
California -- History -- 19th century.
United States -- History -- 19th century.
ISBN 9780873282550 (alk. paper)