WorldCat Identities

Hundley, Norris Jr

Overview
Works: 32 works in 117 publications in 2 languages and 5,991 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: HD1694.C2, 333.91009794
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Norris Hundley
Water and the West : the Colorado River Compact and the politics of water in the American West by Norris Hundley( Book )

9 editions published between 1975 and 2009 in English and held by 895 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dividing the waters; a century of controversy between the United States and Mexico by Norris Hundley( Book )

12 editions published between 1966 and 2000 in English and Spanish and held by 848 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American Indian : essays from the Pacific historical review by Norris Hundley( Book )

19 editions published between 1974 and 1976 in English and held by 814 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great thirst : Californians and water, 1770s-1990s by Norris Hundley( Book )

7 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 806 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

California is obsessed with water. The need for it - to use and profit from it, to control and manipulate it - has shaped California history to a remarkable extent. Not surprisingly, the story of Californians and water is a fascinating one, filled with enough intrigue and plot twists to power a spellbinding novel. Here for the first time Norris Hundley, a noted historian of the American West, tells that entire story, from before the arrival of Europeans to the drought that ushered in the 1990s. He begins by describing the waterscape in its natural state, a scene of incredibly varied terrain and watercourses and wildly fluctuating rainfall. The aboriginal Californians did little to alter this natural state. Aside from diverting streams in a limited way for irrigation or fish harvesting, they simply took what water they needed from the places where they found it. Early Spanish and Mexican immigrants, although they exploited water supplies on a large scale for their settlements, considered water a community resource, not to be monopolized by anyone. It was the Americans, arriving in ever-increasing numbers after the Gold Rush, who transformed California into a collection of the nation's preeminent water seekers. By the late twentieth century, a large, colorful cast of characters and communities had wheeled and dealed, built, diverted, and connived their way to an entirely different California waterscape. The results are presented not sensationally, but soberingly. One of Hundley's most important contributions to California water history, besides creating a clear, engrossing narrative of its intricacies, is to demolish the image of a monolithic "water empire" managed by a coercive elite. There have always been competing individuals and interests in every question of water use, and the mammoth projects - dams, aqueducts, and irrigation districts - have all come about through uneasy, constantly shifting political alliances. The story is still being written, and it revolves, as it always has, around the effect of human values on the waterscape. The California experience will be of interest to anyone concerned about the future of water on our planet
The Asian American : the historical experience : essays by Norris Hundley( Book )

13 editions published between 1976 and 1983 in English and held by 806 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essays in this volume look at Asian Americans, their ideas and ways of life, on their own terms, relating them to both Asian and United States history. Roger Daniels presents an overview of East Asian immigrants through a review of the literature by American historians. An essay by Stanford M. Lyman, which follows, analyzes San Francisco's Chinatown before 1910, and offers an interpretation in terms of sociology of conflict. Harry H. L. Kitano's essay, which employs the theory of "middleman minority," seeks to define how Japanese Americans fit into the American social system, by analyzing an example of labor unionization. Lee and Chang-su Houchin's essay on the Korean experience in the United States emphasizes the political ideologies and activities of this immigrant group. The essay by H. Brett Melendy and Gary R. Hess demonstrates that, although distinguishable ethnically from Chinese, Japanese and Koreans, East Indians and Filipinos came to the United States under similar circumstances and experienced the same white prejudice and economic victimization. Finally Shih-Shan H. Ts'ai's article summarizes Chinese historiography on the immigration dispute. This book contains extensive bibliographical references. (Author/EB)
The Chicano : essays by Norris Hundley( Book )

9 editions published between 1975 and 1978 in English and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great thirst : Californians and water -a history by Norris Hundley( Book )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The story of "the great thirst" is brought up to date in this revised edition of Norris Hundley's history, with additional photographs and descriptions of the major water-policy issues facing California now: accelerating urbanization of farmland and open spaces, persisting despoliation of water supplies, and demands for equity in water allocation for an exploding population."--Jacket
The American West, frontier & region: interpretations by John Walton Caughey( Book )

6 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

California, history of a remarkable state by John Walton Caughey( Book )

2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heavy ground : William Mulholland and the St. Francis Dam disaster by Norris Hundley( Book )

3 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Gives an account of how the St. Francis Dam came to be built, its relationship to the Los Angeles Aqueduct, the reasons for its collapse, the terror and heartbreak brought by the flood, the efforts to restore the Santa Clara Valley, the political factors influencing investigations of the failure, and the effect of the disaster on dam safety regulation."--book jacket
John Walton Caughey: a bibliography of his writings by Norris Hundley( Book )

2 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dividing the waters : Mexican-American controversies over the waters of the Colorado River and the Rio Grande, 1880-1960 by Norris Hundley( )

6 editions published between 1963 and 1984 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Winters decision and Indian water rights : a mystery reexamined by Norris Hundley( Book )

3 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dark and bloody ground of Indian water rights : confusion elevated to principle by Norris Hundley( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Water and the West in historical imagination by Norris Hundley( )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great thirst : Californians and water, 1770s-1990s by Norris Hundley( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Colorado waters dispute by Norris Hundley( Book )

1 edition published in 1964 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Chicano : essays by Felix D.Almaraz [and others] Edited by Norris Hundley( Book )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Chiefly essays from the Pacific historical review, 42no2-3(1973)
Special water rights for Indians : principle versus confusion by Norris Hundley( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The politics of reclamation : California, the federal government, and the origins of the Boulder Canyon Act, a second look by Norris Hundley( )

1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Hundley, Norris

Hundley, Norris 1935-2013

Languages
English (106)

Spanish (3)

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