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Author Brosnan, Kathleen A., 1960-

Title Uniting mountain & plain : cities, law, and environmental change along the front range / Kathleen A. Brosnan
Edition First edition
Published Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, [2002]
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 276 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents Introduction -- Holding the purse strings : Denver emerges -- Vanquishing the Indians : Denver clears the plains -- Taming the desert : Denver turns to agriculture -- Creating a valuable niche : Colorado Springs and the tourist trade -- Forging steel : Pueblo's incomplete challenge -- Mastering nature : reality and illusion
Summary "By linking widely separated ecosystems in the urban-based economy of the Front Range, Brosnan notes, entrepreneurs created irrevocable environmental change and restructured the relations of the region's inhabitants with the land and with each other. Hispanic and Native American people who had lived in Colorado since long before the gold rush found themselves marginalized or displaced, foreshadowing the subsequent surrender of regional industries to the Goulds, Guggenheims and Rockefellers by the early twentieth century."--Jacket
Notes Based on the author's thesis (doctoral)--University of Chicago
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-270) and index
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Subject City planning -- Colorado -- Case studies.
Colorado Springs (Colo.) -- Economic conditions.
Colorado Springs (Colo.) -- Environmental conditions.
Colorado Springs (Colo.) -- History
Denver (Colo.) -- Economic conditions.
Denver (Colo.) -- Environmental conditions.
Denver (Colo.) -- History.
Pueblo (Colo.) -- Economic conditions.
Pueblo (Colo.) -- Environmental conditions.
Pueblo (Colo.) -- History.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Case studies.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2002007567
ISBN 0826323537 (electronic bk.)
9780826323538 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Uniting mountain and plain