After The Boom In Tombstone And Jerome, Arizona: Decline In Western Resource Towns (Paperback)
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After The Boom In Tombstone And Jerome, Arizona: Decline In Western Resource Towns (Paperback)

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Paperback 408 Pages / Published: 30/11/2014
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Focusing on two Arizona towns that had their origins in mining bonanzas, Tombstone and Jerome, Eric L. Clements offers a rare study dissecting the process of bust itself--the reasons and manners in which these towns declined as the booms ended. Tombstone was the site of one of the great silver strikes of the nineteenth century, a boom that started in the late 1870s and was over by 1890. Jerome's copper deposits were mined for much longer, beginning in the 1880s and enduring until the 1950s. But when the mining ended, each town faced its demise. However, the bust involved more than a quick fall into ghost-town status; the process of decline was more complex than superficial histories have indicated.

Clements discusses the role of labour unions in trying to stave off collapse, the changing demography of decline, the nature and expression of social tensions, the impact on institutions such as churches and schools, and the human responses to continued economic depression, including numerous strategies to survive and reduce household expenses. Today, both Tombstone and Jerome have reinvented themselves as twenty-first-century tourist attractions. Historians and students of the American Southwest will value Clements's work, and travellers will gain a deeper understanding of these revived communities.

Publisher: University of Nevada Press
ISBN: 9780874179583
Number of pages: 408
Weight: 544 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 30 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

"Clements addresses his question, 'What happens after the boom, ' with detail and affection. The result is an inclusive and informative portrait of two western resource towns that outlived their resources."--"Journal of Arizona History"


"Clements writes with flair and has a penchant for working authentic bits of rustic western vernacular into his text."--"Journal of American History"


"By consciously choosing and carefully researching a subject that has received little attention from historians, Clements has made an important contribution to the literature."--"Utah Historical Quarterly"

Clements addresses his question, What happens after the boom, with detail and affection. The result is an inclusive and informative portrait of two western resource towns that outlived their resources. --"Journal of Arizona History"
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Clements writes with flair and has a penchant for working authentic bits of rustic western vernacular into his text. --"Journal of American History"
"


Clements addresses his question, What happens after the boom, with detail and affection. The result is an inclusive and informative portrait of two western resource towns that outlived their resources. Journal of Arizona History

"

Clements writes with flair and has a penchant for working authentic bits of rustic western vernacular into his text. Journal of American History

"
By consciously choosing and carefully researching a subject that has received little attention from historians, Clements has made an important contribution to the literature. Utah Historical Quarterly"

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