WorldCat Identities

Spence, Clark C.

Overview
Works: 35 works in 104 publications in 1 language and 5,419 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Other
Classifications: F731, 978.6
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Most widely held works about Clark C Spence
 
Most widely held works by Clark C Spence
Montana : a bicentennial history by Clark C Spence( Book )

8 editions published in 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the history and development of Montana and discusses the state and its people today
Narrative of my captivity among the Sioux Indians by Fanny Kelly( Book )

5 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in English and held by 631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book details the capture and ordeals of Fanny Kelly as she is captured by the Sioux Indians. It also gives us a vivid picture of a way of life that was soon to disappear
The rainmakers : American "pluviculture" to World War II by Clark C Spence( Book )

6 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of rainmaking theories, efforts, and frauds in the United States from the early nineteenth century to the first successful cloud-seeding experiment in 1946
The sinews of American capitalism; an economic history by Clark C Spence( Book )

16 editions published between 1964 and 1965 in English and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analysis by a historian of social changes wrought by the transformation from an agrarian society to a complex industrial economy
The American West; a source book by Clark C Spence( Book )

6 editions published between 1966 and 1969 in English and held by 532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readings from contemporary sources that cover the westward movement from 1804 to about 1917
British investments and the American mining frontier, 1860-1901 by Clark C Spence( Book )

1 edition published in 1958 in English and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This significant study offers information on the British inventors who brought capital to America's mining industry in the late nineteenth century. The author devotes primary attention to the promotional activities that led to the organization and operation of more than 500 English joint venture stock companies between 1860 and 1901. In excerpts from general and specialized British periodicals, he shows how the success or failure of American mining projects was faithfully reported. British investors were intrigued with brochures and pamphlets written about the American frontier and its tremendous mineral wealth, which was supposedly there for the asking. Englishmen returning home with vivid descriptions of successful "strikes," American promoters hawking shares, public officials pushing mining schemes, and the Yankee colony that congregated at London's Lanham Hotel are other aspects of this unusual story
Territorial politics and government in Montana, 1864-89 by Clark C Spence( Book )

7 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Salvation Army farm colonies by Clark C Spence( Book )

5 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Around the turn of the century, the Salvation Army founded three intentional communities in Colorado, Ohio, and California in an effort to relieve urban poverty that followed in the wake of rapid industrialization. Conceived by founder William Booth, the project was organized by his son-in-law Frederick Booth-Tucker, commander of the Salvation Army in the United States. Clark Spence's account of this back-to-the-land experiment is at once agricultural, social, religious, and even political history enacted on both sides of the Atlantic: in the irrigated beet and alfalfa fields where small farmers fought hoppers, drought, or saline soil in an effort to wrest a living from their twenty acres; at the fund-raising meetings where the Booth-Tuckers garnered both applause and dollars from business leaders; and in the halls of Congress and Parliament where Army supporters argued in vain for government subsidies. - Jacket flap
The northern gold fleet : twentieth-century gold dredging in Alaska by Clark C Spence( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Northern Gold Fleet is the story of how new gold-dredging technology was applied to the rich placers of the Far North from 1899 to the present, leading to mass production and economies of scale that made previously unprofitable resources profitable. The bucket-ladder dredge was a single, complex apparatus that rivaled ocean freighters in size. At once ugly, spectacular, and awesome, the dredges dug, classified materials, and performed gold-saving and tailing-disposal functions. A richly illustrated and comprehensive history. The Northern Gold Fleet is part environmental, part technological, part corporate, part labor, and part Alaskan in its thrust, offering a picture - both dazzling and absorbing - of how new technology simultaneously helped build the economy and lay waste the resources of Alaska
The Conrey Placer Mining Company : a pioneer gold-dredging enterprise in Montana, 1897-1922 by Clark C Spence( Book )

4 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For Wood River or bust : Idaho's silver boom of the 1880s by Clark C Spence( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the history of the silver rush in the Wood River area of Idaho during the late nineteenth century, describing the mining companies, settlements, and prospectors
A history of gold dredging in Idaho by Clark C Spence( Book )

4 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A revolution in placer mining from inception in the 1880s until its demise in the 1960s and its impact on Idaho, the nation's fourth leading producer of dredged gold which provides a lens through which to observe the practice and history of gold dredging around the world"--
A study of pioneer farming in the fringe areas of the Peace River, Alberta, 1942 by B. K Acton( Book )

2 editions published in 1947 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Western Americana : [a collection of 1012 books and documents of the 18th, 19th, and early 20th century]( Book )

2 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Farm business in central Alberta, 1943-1944 by Clark C Spence( Book )

4 editions published in 1949 in English and Undetermined and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

God speed the plow by Clark C Spence( Book )

3 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Texas and the age of pluviculture by Clark C Spence( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rainmakrs by Clark C Spence( Book )

2 editions published in 1980 in Undetermined and English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Western Americana : an ann. bibliogr. to the microfiche collection of 1012 books and documents of the 18th, 19th and early 20th century( Book )

4 editions published between 1975 and 1989 in Undetermined and English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

To test by fire : the assayer in the American mining West, 1848-1920 by Robert L. S Spude( )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Western history texts note that the assayer was essential to the discovery of new mining strikes. In his furnace he tested the prospector's ore, which if assayed high in gold or silver, caused a lively stir in the Western mining camp. This study examines this role of assaying in the mining world. Their economic and social roles are explained here as is their involvement in late nineteenth century metallurgical discoveries, especially the cyanide process. Assay shops were found in every major Western mining camp, where the important gold, silver, copper, and lead discoveries were made during the period 1848 to 1920. From the dry desert camps of Arizona to the arctic gold fields of Alaska, assayers moved from camp to camp, sharing in its boom--the moments of glory, then, the eventual decline. Within the geographic area are included British Columbia and the Yukon Territory, areas in reality part of the Western mining experience. The time period 1848 to 1920 covers the obvious discovery of gold in California to the last mining rushes of the 1910s, in Nevada and the desert Southwest. When bonanza discoveries ceased and as mining was transformed from speculation to long-term operations, the role of the assay office shifted too. As the mining camp mania and speculation declined the demand for custom assay shops declined as well, but that coincided with the increased need for precise sampling and assaying in industry, which caused an even greater need for assayers (industrial chemists) who went to work for mining corporations
 
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Narrative of my captivity among the Sioux Indians
Alternative Names
Spence, Clark Christian 1923-

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