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"Western Times and Water Wars" chronicles more than a hundred years of tumultuous events in the history of California's Owens Valley. From the pioneer conquest of the native inhabitants to the infamous destruction of the valley's agrarian economy by water-hungry Los Angeles, this legendary setting is a microcosm of the development of the American West.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780520084537
ISBN-10: 0520084535
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 28mm)
Pages: 360
Imprint: University of California Press
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish Date: 31-Aug-1993
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - John Walton

John Walton is Professor of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of California, Davis.

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