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Articles[edit | edit source]

  1. A. A. Earle “From California.” Independent Standard. June 8, 1860.
  2. Allen, Rebecca. "Alta California Missions and the Pre-1849 Transformation of Coastal Lands." Historical Archaeology 44, no. 3 (2010).
  3. Anderson, Kathryn. "Steps to Political Equality: Woman Suffrage and Electoral Politics in the Lives of Emily Newell Blair, Anne Henrietta Martin, and Jeannette Rankin." Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies 18, no. 1 (1997): 101.
  4. Atherton, William. “Construction of Hoover Dam Is Uncle Sam’s Biggest Job: How Giant Hoover Dam Will Look.” New York Times March 8, 1931, 126.
  5. Bennett, Dana. “The Up-Growth of New Industry: Transformation of Nevada’s Economy, 1918-1929.” Nevada Historical Society Quarterly 52 (3): 175-197.
  6. Bennett, Dana R. "Smokin' in the Boys' Room: A Case Study of Women State Legislators in Nevada, 1919–1931." Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies 31, no. 1 (2010): 89-122. https://muse.jhu.edu/ (accessed November 05, 2016), 89.
  7. Bernhard, Bo J., Michael S. Green, and Anthony F. Lucas. "From Maverick to Mafia to MBA." Cornell Hospitality Quarterly (Many 2008): 177-190.
  8. Bowers, Michael Wayne. 2006. The Sagebrush State, 3d Edition: Nevada's History, Government, and Politics. Reno: University of Nevada Press, 2006, 27.
  9. Brodhead, Michael J. "Military Presence in Nevada, 1843-1988." Nevada Historical Society Quarterly (1989): 271-275.
  10. Bullard, F. Lauriston. "Abraham Lincoln and the Statehood of Nevada." American Bar Association (1940): 26.
  11. Carr, L. 2008. "Rationalizing the Cold War Home Front." IEEE Technology and Society Magazine 27 (3): 13-18. doi:10.1109/MTS.2008.929007. http://resolver.scholarsportal.info/resolve/02780097/v27i0003/13_rtcwhf.
  12. “The Carson Valley Massacre.” Mountaineer Extra. May 26, 1860.
  13. Cox, Thomas R. "Before the Casino: James G. Scrugham, State Parks, and Nevada's Quest for Tourism." The Western Historical Quarterly 24, no. 3 (1993): 333-50. doi:10.2307/970754, 333.
  14. Dichamp, Christiane Fischer. "Let Them Speak for Themselves: Women in the American West, 1849-1900." Hamden, CT: Archon Books, 1977.
  15. Douglas, William A. and Pauliina Raento. "The Tradition of Invention: Conceiving Las Vegas." Annals of Tourism Research 31, no. 1 (2004): 7-23.
  16. Fenich, George G. "Casino Gaming and Crime: Belief are Changing." Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Education (1998): 37-41.
  17. Foster, Jonathan. “Stigma Cities: Birmingham and Las Vegas in the National Newspaper Media, 1945-2000,” Nevada Historical Society Quarterly (Winter 2007): 301.
  18. Frohmberg, Eric, Robert Goble, Virginia Sanchez, and Dianne Quigley. 2000. "The Assessment of Radiation Exposures in Native American Communities from Nuclear Weapons Testing in Nevada." Risk Analysis 20 (1): 101-112. doi:10.1111/0272-4332.00010. http://resolver.scholarsportal.info/resolve/02724332/v20i0001/101_taoreifnwtin.
  19. "FROM CALIFORNIA." New York Times. Jun 8, 1860. 2.
  20. Glenn, Edward, P., Christopher Lee, Richard Felger, and Scott Zengel. "Effects of Water Management on the Wetlands of the Colorado Delta, Mexico." Conservation Biology 10, no. 4 (1996): 1175-1186.
  21. Glotfelty, Cheryll. "In my backyard: Nevada's literature of resistance to atomic testing and nuclear waste." Southwestern American Literature 34, no. 1 (2008): 55+. Academic OneFile (accessed December 2, 2016). http://go.galegroup.com.subzero.lib.uoguelph.ca/ps/i.do?p=AONE&sw=w&u=guel77241&v=2.1&it=r&id=GALE%7CA207324368&asid=b20d377daf991f4279c12022548db176.
  22. Gomes, John M. "Golconda's Glory Days: 1898-1910." Nevada Historical Society Quarterly. 50, no. 2 (2007): 145-68.
  23. Hacker, Barton C. "Elements of controversy: the Atomic Energy Commission and radiation safety in nuclear weapons testing, 1947-1974." University of California Press (1994).
  24. Harmon, Mella R. "Getting Renovated: Reno Divorces in the 1930s." Nevada Historical Society Quarterly 42, no. 1 (1999): 46-68.
  25. Hostetter, Ellen."Boomtown Landscapes." Material Culture 43 (2011): 64.
  26. Hutcherson, Austin. “Early Mining Districts of Nevada’s Comstock.” The Historian 8, no. 1 (1945): 5-18.
  27. James, Ronald M. "Drunks, Fools, and Lunatics: History and Folklore of the Early Comstock." Nevada Historical Society Quarterly (1992): 215-220.
  28. Jarvis, Bob. ”Will Casino’s return to Cuba.” Florida Sun (December 14, 2014).
  29. Kant, Candace C. "City of Dreams: Las Vegas in the Cinema, 1980-1989." Nevada Historical Society Quarterly 33, no. 4 (1990): 1-12.
  30. Kearny, Thomas. "The Mexican War and the Conquest of California: Stockton or Kearny Conqueror and First Governor?" California Historical Society 8, no. 3 (1929). doi:10.2307/25178018.
  31. Kersten, Earl W. "The Early Settlement of Aurora, Nevada, and Nearby Mining Camps." Annals of the Association of American Geographers 54 (1964): 490.
  32. Knack, Martha C. "Newspaper Accounts of Indian Women in Southern Nevada Mining Towns, 1870-1900." Banning, CA: Malki Museum, 1986, 85.
  33. Littlejohn, David. "The Real Las Vegas: Life Beyond The Strip." (Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 1999).
  34. Mayhall, Laura E. Nym. "Reclaiming the Political: Women and the Social History of Suffrage in Great Britain, France, and the United States." Journal of Women's History 12, no. 1 (2000): 172-181. https://muse.jhu.edu/ (accessed November 06, 2016): 174.
  35. Macilwain, Colin. "Nuclear triggers get subcritical scrutiny." Nature 387, no. 6635 (June 1997): 751.
  36. Marino, Stephen. ""Wind Blew Down"/"Wind Came Up": The Misfits and the Imagery of Arthur Miller." Nevada Historical Society Quarterly 52, no. 1 (2009), 33-47.
  37. McCracken, Robert D. "Las Vegas: The Great American Playground" (Expanded ed. Reno, University of Nevada Press, 1997), 99.
  38. Meyer, William E. H. "An American "Precedent"? Propaganda in American Movies: The Case of the Hollywood Jews." Literature/Film Quarterly 27, no. 4 (1999), 271-275.
  39. Moehring, Eugene P. and Michael S. Green. "Las Vegas: A Centennial History." Reno: University of Nevada Press (2005): 147.
  40. Morgan, H. Wayne. "Western Silver and the Tariff of 1890." New Mexico Historical Review 35, no. 2 (April 1, 1960). Proquest.
  41. Moss, George. "Silver frolic: Popular entertainment in Virginia city, Nevada, 1859-1863." Journal of Popular Culture 22, no. 2 (Fall 1988): 1. https://www.proquest.com/docview/1297352293 (accessed November 13, 2016), 5.
  42. Moss, Steven E. et al, “The effects of 911 on casino revenues: a comparison of Mississippi and Las Vegas,” Academy of Marketing Studies Journal 8.2 (2004), 33.
  43. “News From The Pacific.” Richmond Dispatch. March 28th, 1860.
  44. Peck, Gunther. "Manly Gambles: The Politics of Risk on the Comstock Lode, 1860-1880." Journal of Social History 26, no. 4 (1993): pp. 701-723.
  45. Petry, Nancy. “National Gambling experiences in the United States: Will History Repeat Itself?,” Addiction 108 (2013), 1032-1037.
  46. "Pyramid Lake-- Causes of the Outbreak--Exaggerations and Panics..." New York Times. Jun 13, 1860.
  47. Russel R. Elliot, “History of Nevada “The Physical Environment 2, no.2 (1973): preface, 14, accessed November 10, 2016.
  48. Scott, Cathy. “Sex and sin city: after a recent slump, Las Vegas has decided to drop its efforts to establish the Strip as a family destination, return to its roots and do what it does best: market itself as an adult destination, a chic, upscale version of its old self--sexy, edgy and worldly,” Business Traveller 28 (2004), 54.
  49. Shepper, Wilbur S. "Nevada: A Beautiful Desert of Buried Hope." Nevada Historical Society Quarterly 34, no. 4 (1991): 439-66.
  50. Smith, James F. "Ben Siegel: Father of Las Vegas and the Modern Casino-Hotel." Journal of Popular Culture. 1-22.
  51. Strauss, Jessalynn "Becoming Respectable: A History of Early Social Responsibility in the Las Vegas Casino Industry." UNLV Gaming Research & Review Journal 19, no. 2 (2015).
  52. The Project on Vegas, Strip Cultures: Finding America in Las Vegas (Durham: Duke University Press, 2015), 33.
  53. "US Resumes Nuke Weapons Experiments." Peace Research 30, no. 2 (May, 1998): 17.
  54. Wainwright, Mary-Jo. "Milestones in California History: The 1846 Bear Flag Revolt: Early Cultural Conflict in California." California Historical Society 75, no. 2 (1996). doi:10.2307/25177573.
  55. Weaver, Glen D. An Emerging Warehouse Center for the Far Western States 21, vol. 27 (1965): 21, https://muse-jhu-edu.subzero.lib.uoguelph.ca/article/431098/pdf.
  56. Ventura, Patricia. “Learning from Globalization-Era Las Vegas,” Southern Quarterly 42 (2003), 97-112.
  57. Wallis, John Joseph. "The Political Economy of New Deal Spending Revisited, again: With and without Nevada." Explorations in Economic History 35, no. 2 (1998): 140-170.
  58. Walker, Francis A. "The Free Coinage of Silver." Journal of Political Economy 1, no. 2 (1893): 163-78. doi:10.1086/250130.
  59. Wray, Matt. "A Blast from the Past: Preserving and Interpreting the Atomic Age." American Quarterly 58, no. 2 (June 2006): 467-483.
  60. Young, Bradley J. "Silver, Discontent, and Conspiracy: The Ideology of the Western Republican Revolt of 1890-1901." Pacific Historical Review 64, no. 2 (1995): 243-65. doi:10.2307/3640897.
  61. Young, Walker R. “Significance of Boulder Canyon Project.” Civil Engineering 5 (1935): 70.
  62. Zanetell, Dave. “U.S. 93 Hoover Dam Bypass Final Environmental Impact Statement.” U.S Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration (2001): ES-4.
  63. Zanjani, Sally Springmeyer. "A Theory of Critical Realignment: The Nevada Example, 1892-1908." Pacific Historical Review 48, no. 2 (1979): 259-80. doi:10.2307/3639275.

Books[edit | edit source]

  1. Andrew J. Dunar and Dennis McBride, Building Hoover Dam. (Reno: University of Nevada Press, 1993), 100-108.
  2. Ardus, Mathew O. Wild Horses and Their Management by the Bureau of Land Management. New York: Nova Science, 2009.
  3. Babcock & Wilcox Company, Hoover Dam. (New York: Babcock & Wilcox Company, 1933), 6-9.
  4. Bannon, John Francis. The Spanish Borderlands Frontier 1513-1821. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1974.
  5. Bengston, Ginny. Northern Paiute and Western Shoshone Land Use in Northern Nevada Reno: SWCA Environmental Consultants, 2003.
  6. Bolton, Herbert Eugene. Spanish Exploration in the Southwest 1542-1706. New York: Barnes & Noble Inc., 1946.
  7. Bowers, Martha H. and Hans Muessig. History of Central Nevada: An Overview of the Battle Mountain District. Reno: Nevada State Office of the Bureau of Land Management, 1982.
  8. Bowers, Michael W. The Sagebrush State, 3rd Edition: Nevada's History, Government, and Politics. Reno: University of Nevada University Press, 2006.
  9. Cathy H.C. Hsu, Legalized Casino Gaming in the United States: The Economic and Social Impact. New York: The Haworth Press, 2013.
  10. Davies, Richard. The Main Event. Reno: University of Nevada Press. 2010.
  11. Davis, Sam P. "The History of Nevada", 2 vols. Reno, NV: Elms Pub., 1913.
  12. De Steiguer, J Edward. Wild Horses of the West: History and Politics of America's Mustangs. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 2011.
  13. Dixon, Kelly J. Boomtown Saloons: Archaeology and History in Virginia City. Reno: University of Nevada Press, 2005.
  14. Driggs,Don. Nevada Politics and Government, Conservatism in an Open Society. Lawrence, NE: University of Nebraska Press. 1996.
  15. Dobie, J. Frank, and Charles Banks. Wilson. The Mustangs. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1952.
  16. Dufour, Charles L. The Mexican War; a Compact History, 1846-1848. New York: Hawthorn Books, 1968.
  17. Dunar, Andrew J. and Dennis Mcbride. Building Hoover Dam: An Oral History of the Great Depression. Reno: University of Nevada Press, 1993.
  18. Dunn, Helen. Indians of Nevada: Volume 1. Carson City: Nevada Department of Education, 1973.
  19. Dunn, Helen. Indians of Nevada: Volume 2. Carson City: Nevada Department of Education, 1973.
  20. Dunn, Helen. Indians of Nevada: Volume 3. Carson City: Nevada Department of Education, 1973.
  21. Dunn, Helen. Indians of Nevada: Volume 4. Carson City: Nevada Department of Education, 1973.
  22. Fehrer, Terrence R. and F. G. Gosling. Battlefield of the Cold War: The Nevada Test Site, Volume 1: Atmospheric Nuclear Weapons Testing 1951-1963. United States: Department of Energy, 2006.
  23. Fox, William L. In the Desert of Desire: Las Vegas and the Culture of Spectacle. Reno: University of Nevada Press, 2005.
  24. Fehrer, Terrence R. and F. G. Gosling. Origins of the Nevada Test Site. United States: Department of Energy, 2000.
  25. Frohmberg, Eric, Robert Goble, Virginia Sanchez, and Dianne Quigley.The assessment of radiation exposures in Native American communities from nuclear weapons testing in Nevada. Risk Analysis 20, no. 1 (2000): 101-112.
  26. Fuller, John D. P. The Movement For The Acquisition Of All Mexico. New York, NY: Da Capo Press, 1936.
  27. Haines, Francis. Horses in America. New York: Crowell, 1971. 185-195
  28. Hitzik, Michael. Colossus: Hoover Dam and the Making of the American Century. New York: Free Press, 2010.
  29. Hulse, James W. The Silver State, 3rd Edition: Nevada's Heritage Reinterpreted. Reno: University of Nevada Press, 2004.
  30. Hulse, James W. Nevada, The Silver State: Nevada's Heritage Reinterpreted. 3rd ed. Reno, Nevada: University of Nevada Press, 2004.
  31. Hulse, James W. The Silver State, 3rd Edition: Nevada's Heritage Reinterpreted. Reno: University of Nevada Press, 2004.
  32. Jacobsen, Annie . Area 51: An Uncensored History of America's Top Secret Military Base .New York City Back Bay Books, 2012
  33. James, Ronald M. and Elizabeth Raymond. Comstock Women: The Making of a Mining Community. Reno: University of Nevada Press, 1998.
  34. James, Ronald M. The Roar and the Silence: A History of Virginia City and the Comstock Lode. Reno: University of Nevada Press, 1999.
  35. James, Ronald M. and Kenneth H. Fliess. "Women of the Mining West: Virginia City Revisited". In Comstock Women: The Making of A Mining Community, edited by Ronald M. James and Elizabeth C. Raymond, 17-39. Reno: University of Nevada Press, 1998.
  36. Skolnick Jerome H. “A Zoning Merit Model for Casino Gambling” 1, no. 1 (1984): 49, http://journals1.scholarsportal.info.subzero.lib.uoguelph.ca/pdf/00027162/v474i0001/48_azmmfcg.xml
  37. Johnson, David Alan. Founding the Far West California, Oregon, and Nevada, 1840-1890. Berkley: University of California Press, 1992.
  38. Jones, Karen and John Wills American West: Competing Visions. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2009. eBook Collection (EBSCOhost). EBSCOhost.
  39. Kolvet, Renee Corona, and Victoria Ford. The Civilian Conservation Corps in Nevada: From Boys to Men. Reno: University of Nevada Press, 2006.
  40. Las Vegas and the Railroad: Southern Nevada the Boomtown Years, University of Nevada Libraries, the coming of the railroad. https://muse-jhu-edu.subzero.lib.uoguelph.ca/article/431098/pdf
  41. Laxalt, Robert. Nevada: A Bicentennial History. Nevada: University of Nevada Press, 1991.
  42. Mapp, Paul W. The Elusive West And The Contest for Empire 1716-1763. North Carolina: University of North Carlonia Press, 2011.
  43. McCracken, Robert D. Las Vegas: The Great American Playground. Reno: University of Nevada Press, 1997.
  44. Meed, Douglas V. The Mexican War, 1846-1848. New York: Routledge, 2003.
  45. Powell, Miles A. “Cities Sagebrush, and Solitude” Urbanization and Cultural Conflict in the Great Basin 85, no. 4 (2016): 634, http://phr.ucpress.edu/content/85/4/634
  46. Moe, Al W., Nevada's Golden Age of Gambling: The Casinos 1931-1981. Arizona: Create-Space Independent Publishing Platform, 2012.
  47. Moehring, Eugene and Micheal S. Green. Las Vegas: A Centennial History. Reno: University of Nevada Press, 2005.
  48. Moreno, Richard. A Short History of Carson City. Nevada: University of Nevada Press, 2011.
  49. Nevada, “The Almanac of American Politics” 1, no.1 (2014): paragraph 2, https://www.proquest.com/docview/1651174495
  50. Paher, Stanely W. Nevada Ghost Towns and Mining Camps. Berkeley: Nevada Publications, 1970.
  51. Reid, James. Uncovering Nevada's Past. Reno: University of Nevada Press, 2004.
  52. Reid, John B. and Ronald M. James. Uncovering Nevada’s Past: A Primary Source history of the Silver State. Reno: University of Nevada Press, 2004.
  53. Rothman, Hal. The Grit Beneath the Glitter: Tales From the Real Las Vegas. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2002.
  54. Rothman, Hal. The Making of Modern Nevada. Reno: University of Nevada Press, 2010.
  55. Elliot, Russel. R and Williams D. Rowley, History of Nevada. University of Nebraska Press, 1987.
  56. Ravage, John W. Black Pioneers: Images of the Black Experience on the North American Frontier. Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 1997, 68.
  57. Ryden, Hope. America's Last Wild Horses. New York: E. P.Dutton &, 1970.
  58. Stevens, Joseph E. Hoover Dam: An American Adventure. Oklahoma: University of Oklahoma Press, 1988.
  59. Southern Nevada: The Boomtown Years (University of Nevada: Digital Collections, 2009)


  1. Teaford, Jon C. The Rise of the States: Evolution of American State Government. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2002.
  2. Thomas, Heather Smith. The Wild Horse Controversy. South Brunswick: A. S. Barnes, 1979. 37-54
  3. The Historical Landscape of Nevada”: Development, Water, and the Natural Environment: Las Vegas: University Libraries Digital Collections. http://digital.library.unlv.edu/collections/historic-landscape
  4. Titus, A. Costandina. Bombs in the backyard: atomic testing and American politics. No. 25. University of Nevada Press, 2001.
  5. Trenton, Patricia and Patrick T. Houlihan. Native Americans. New York: Harry N. Abrams Inc., 1989.
  6. Work Projects Administration. Nevada: A Guide to the Silver State. Portland: Binfords & Mort, 1957.
  7. Young, Significance of Boulder Canyon Project, 70. United States Bureau of the Census, Fifteenth census of the United States: 1930: Unemployment, Volume 1. (Washington: Government Printing Office, 1931), 609.

Websites[edit | edit source]

  1. Bawany, Afsha. “Selling Las Vegas” UNLV News Centre, June 7, 2011, Accessed November 10, 2016, https://www.unlv.edu/news/article/selling-las-vegas.
  2. Bennet, Dana R., and Mona Reno. "Nevada Suffrage Timeline." Nevada Suffrage Centennial. Accessed November 06, 2016.https://suffrage100nv.org/about/suffrage-timeline/.
  3. Boyer, Paul. "Manifest Destiny." The Oxford Companion to United States History Accessed November 10, 2016. Doi: 10.1093/acref/9780195082098.001.0001.
  4. Boyer, Paul. "Mexican War." The Oxford Companion to United States History Accessed November 10, 2016. Doi: 10.1093/acref/9780195082098.001.0001.
  5. Donahue, Debra L. "Western grazing: the capture of grass, ground, and government." Environmental Law, Fall 2005, 721+. Academic OneFile (accessed November 13, 2016) http://go.galegroup.com.subzero.lib.uoguelph.ca/ps/i.do?p=AONE&sw=w&u=guel77241&v=2.1&it=r&id=GALE%7CA141802020&asid=1f13ad0050d72ac24a994f69b85c8768.
  6. Edwards, Jerome. “Nevada Statehood,” Online Nevada Encyclopedia, Last modified October 21, 2009, http://www.onlinenevada.org/articles/nevada-statehood.
  7. Finkelman, Paul. “Thirteenth Amendment” Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895: From the Colonial Period to the Age of Frederick Douglass. Accessed November 12, 2016. Doi: 10.1093/acref/9780195167771.001.0001.
  8. "Miss Anne Martin, of Reno, Nevada, Legislative Chairman of the National Woman's Party on Behalf of the National Suffrage Amendment." The Library of Congress. Accessed November 28, 2016. https://www.loc.gov/resource/mnwp.275006/.#Nevada Women's History.
  9. "Illuminating Reno's Divorce Industry | Reno Divorce History." Reno Divorce History. Accessed November 3, 2016. http://renodivorcehistory.org/.
  10. "Women's Biographies: Nellie Michele Davis." Nevada Women's History. Accessed November 07, 2016. http://www.unr.edu/nwhp/bios/women/davis.htm.
  11. Pfaff, Christine. "Safeguarding Hoover Dam During World War II: Part I," National Archives 35, no.2, https://www.archives.gov/publications/prologue/2003/summer/hoover-dam-1.html.

Films[edit | edit source]

“The Mexican-American War,” Films Media Group, 2008.