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Author Sabin, Paul, 1970- author

Title Crude politics : the California oil market, 1900-1940 / Paul Sabin
Published Berkeley, Calif. : University of California Press, [2005]
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Description 1 online resource (xx, 307 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents The end of the old property regime -- The politics of the 1920 Mineral Leasing Act -- Beaches versus oil in Southern California -- "The same unsavory smell of Teapot Dome" -- The struggle to control California oil production -- Federalism and the unruly oil market -- "Transportation by taxation" -- Defending the user financing system
Summary Paul Sabin offers a study of the oil market in California before World War II, showing how the development of an economy & society very heavily dependent upon oil production & consumption was largely directed by policy decisions regarding property rights, regulatory law & public investment
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-295) and index
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Subject Energy policy -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Petroleum industry and trade -- Government policy -- California -- History -- 20th century.
Petroleum industry and trade -- Political aspects -- California -- History -- 20th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2004008524
ISBN 0520241983 (Trade Cloth)
0520931149 (electronic bk.)
9780520931145 (electronic bk.)