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Orsi, Richard J.

Overview
Works: 20 works in 80 publications in 2 languages and 9,167 library holdings
Genres: History  Bibliography  Periodicals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: F864, 385.0978
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Most widely held works by Richard J Orsi
Sunset limited : the Southern Pacific Railroad and the development of the American West, 1850-1930 by Richard J Orsi( Book )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sunset Limited explores the railroad's development and influence - especially as it affected land settlement, agriculture, water policy, and the environment - and offers a new perspective on the tremendous, often surprising, role the company played in shaping the American West." "Based on his unprecedented and extensive research into the company's historical archives, Richard Orsi finds that, contrary to conventional understanding, the Southern Pacific Company identified its corporate well-being with population growth and social and economic development in the railroad's hinterland. As he traces the complex and shifting intersections between corporate and public interest, Orsi documents the railroad's little-known promotion of land distribution, small-scale farming, scientific agriculture, and less wasteful environmental practices and policies - including water conservation and wilderness and recreational parklands preservation."--Jacket
Contested Eden : California before the Gold Rush( Book )

12 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One of a series of books written to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the admission of California to the Union, emphasizes the natural environment, the history of the Indians, exploration, and social and economic history, rather than the traditional institutional studies of mission and presidio. Takes advantage of the latest research and includes contributions by leading scholars"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58
Rooted in barbarous soil : people, culture, and community in Gold Rush California( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The elusive eden : a new history of California by Richard B Rice( Book )

7 editions published between 1988 and 2002 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charts the historical development of California, beginning with the evolution of the landscape and climate and the arrival of the first inhabitants, the Indians, through social, political, and environmental controversies of the present and the future. The book portrays a land of remarkable richness and complexity, settled by waves of people from diverse cultures. The text is organized chronologically into ten parts, each developing a major theme or issue for a particular period in California's history. The first chapter of each part is a narrative that spotlights and dramatizes the personal responses of significant individuals at critical moments of historical change. The authors stress issues such as ethnic groups, women, environmental history, and social and cultural history.--From publisher description
A golden state : mining and economic development in gold rush California( Book )

9 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taming the elephant : politics, government, and law in pioneer California( Book )

7 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The last in a series of volumes which reexamine the meaning of the founding of modern California during the state's pioneer period. This volume treats the role of post-Gold Rush California government, politics, and law in the building of a dynamic state, with influences that persist today. Essays investigate the creation of constitutional foundations, law and jurisprudence, the formation of government agencies, and the development of public policy. Authors chart the roles played by diverse groups--criminals and peace officers, entrepreneurs and miners, farmers and public officials, defenders of discrimination, and female and African American activists. The essays also explore subjects largely overlooked in the past, such as the significance of local and federal government in pioneer California and early struggles to secure civil rights for women and racial minorities. --From publisher description
Yosemite and Sequoia : a century of California national parks( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A list of references for the history of agriculture in California by Richard J Orsi( Book )

5 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selling the Golden State a study of boosterism in nineteenth-century California by Richard J Orsi( )

6 editions published between 1973 and 1985 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

African Americans in California( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

California history sesquicentennial series( Book )

in Undetermined and English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A golden state : mining and economic development in California( Book )

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

Taming the elephant politics, government, and law in pioneer California( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Octopus reconsidered : the Southern Pacific and Agricultural modernization in California, 1865-1915 by Richard J Orsi( Book )

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

Railroads and water in the arid Far West : the Southern Pacific Company as a pioneer water developer by Richard J Orsi( )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The octopus reconsidered, the southern pacific and agricultural modernization in California, 1865-1915 by Richard J Orsi( )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A golden state mining and economic development in gold rush California( )

in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The elusive eden a new history of California by Richard B Rice( Recording )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

[This book] charts the historical development of California, beginning with the evolution of the landscape and climate and the arrival of the first inhabitants, the Indians, through social, political, and environmental controversies of the present and the future. The book portrays a land of remarkable richness and complexity, settled by waves of people from diverse cultures. The text is organized chronologically into 10 parts, each developing a major theme or issue for a particular period in California's history. The first chapter of each part is a narrative that spotlights and dramatizes the personal responses of significant individuals at critical moments of historical change. The authors stress issues of current importance such as: ethnic groups, women, environmental history and social and cultural history. -http://booksinprint.com
Taming the Elephant( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contested Eden( )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Sunset limited : the Southern Pacific Railroad and the development of the American West, 1850-1930
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English (78)

French (1)

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Contested Eden : California before the Gold RushRooted in barbarous soil : people, culture, and community in Gold Rush CaliforniaThe elusive eden : a new history of CaliforniaA golden state : mining and economic development in gold rush CaliforniaTaming the elephant : politics, government, and law in pioneer CaliforniaYosemite and Sequoia : a century of California national parksA golden state : mining and economic development in CaliforniaTaming the elephant politics, government, and law in pioneer California