Chapter 5. Engineering the Elephant: Industrialism and the Environment in the Greater West

  1. William Deverell
  1. David Igler

Published Online: 29 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470996478.ch6

A Companion to the American West

A Companion to the American West

How to Cite

Igler, D. (2004) Engineering the Elephant: Industrialism and the Environment in the Greater West, in A Companion to the American West (ed W. Deverell), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470996478.ch6

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 29 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780631213574

Online ISBN: 9780470996478

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Keywords:

  • industrialism;
  • greater west;
  • industrial america;
  • pacific basin;
  • us-mexico border

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Where Is the West in Industrial America?

  • All Over the Landscape: The Pacific Basin

  • Mining the US-Mexico Border

  • Engineering California's Farmland

  • Trunks to Stumps: The Pacific Northwest's Linchpin

  • “Supreme Possibilities” and Hula Dancers: Excavating the Industrial Past