Diversity through adversity : Tucson Basin water control since 1854

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Title:
Diversity through adversity : Tucson Basin water control since 1854
Author:
Kupel, Douglas E.(Douglas Edward),1956-
Issue Date:
1986
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
This thesis considers water utilization in the Tucson Basin, Arizona. The study concentrates on the American period of Tucson history from 1854 to 1940, although it includes a chapter examining the physical and cultural setting of the area prior to 1854 and a concluding chapter covering events since 1940. The thesis links Western water development to broad patterns in American history, contrasting earlier treatments which characterize the region as a unique entity due to its arid environment. If the West is different from the humid East, the thesis contends, the reason for the West's distinction occurred not because of aridity but in spite of it. Development patterns in the West are actually quite similar to those in the eastern United States, due mainly to the transplantation of an agrarian myth to the West achieved through technological advances. The result is a society apart from its environment rather than within it.
Type:
Thesis-Reproduction (electronic); text
LCSH Subjects:
Hydrology.; Water use -- Arizona -- Tucson Region.; Water use -- Arizona -- Pima County.; Land settlement -- Arizona -- Tucson Region.; Land settlement -- Arizona -- Pima County.
Degree Name:
M.A.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
History; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Hinton, Harwood P.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleDiversity through adversity : Tucson Basin water control since 1854en_US
dc.creatorKupel, Douglas E.(Douglas Edward),1956-en_US
dc.contributor.authorKupel, Douglas E.(Douglas Edward),1956-en_US
dc.date.issued1986en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis considers water utilization in the Tucson Basin, Arizona. The study concentrates on the American period of Tucson history from 1854 to 1940, although it includes a chapter examining the physical and cultural setting of the area prior to 1854 and a concluding chapter covering events since 1940. The thesis links Western water development to broad patterns in American history, contrasting earlier treatments which characterize the region as a unique entity due to its arid environment. If the West is different from the humid East, the thesis contends, the reason for the West's distinction occurred not because of aridity but in spite of it. Development patterns in the West are actually quite similar to those in the eastern United States, due mainly to the transplantation of an agrarian myth to the West achieved through technological advances. The result is a society apart from its environment rather than within it.en_US
dc.description.notehydrology collectionen_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.subject.lcshHydrology.en_US
dc.subject.lcshWater use -- Arizona -- Tucson Region.en_US
dc.subject.lcshWater use -- Arizona -- Pima County.en_US
dc.subject.lcshLand settlement -- Arizona -- Tucson Region.en_US
dc.subject.lcshLand settlement -- Arizona -- Pima County.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.A.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHistoryen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.chairHinton, Harwood P.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberGarcia, Juanen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberCarter, Paulen_US
dc.identifier.oclc213340960en_US
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