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Donald J. Pisani "Water and American Government: The Reclamation Bureau, National Water Policy, and the West, 1902-1935"
University of California Press | 2002-12-02 | ISBN: 0520230302 | 390 pages | PDF | 2,6 MB
Donald Pisani's history of perhaps the boldest economic and social program ever undertaken in the United States--to reclaim and cultivate vast areas of previously unusable land across the country--shows in fascinating detail how ambitious government programs fall prey to the power of local interest groups and the federal system of governance itself. What began as the underwriting of a variety of projects to create family farms and farming communities had become by the 1930s a massive public works and regional development program, with an emphasis on the urban as much as on the rural West.