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James, Ronald M. (Ronald Michael) 1955-

Overview
Works: 55 works in 103 publications in 1 language and 10,515 library holdings
Genres: History  Records and correspondence  Local history  Sources  Biography  Guidebooks  Pictorial works  Exhibition catalogs  Personal correspondence 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: F849.V8, 979.356
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Ronald M James
Comstock women : the making of a mining community by Ronald M James( )

5 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 2,131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The contributors to Comstock Women consider the complexity of women's experiences on the Comstock Lode, combining traditional historical research with demography, ethnic studies, architectural history, material culture, and literary studies, using as many tools as possible to arrive at insights not addressed by earlier histories and the limited primary records. Their conclusions change the way we view the position of Chinese women, the history of prostitution in the district, the economic roles played by women in the mining West, the wide-ranging social impact of such anodynes as opium, and the idea of community in a boomtown environment
The roar and the silence : a history of Virginia City and the Comstock Lode by Ronald M James( )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 1,933 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Roar and the Silence chronicles the area's history from its earliest days through the early twentieth century, when the lode finally gave out ant the Comstock sank into silent decay, and up to the present, when Virginia City and its environs found new life, first as a community of bohemians and artists, and more recently as a tourist attraction offering a taste of the frontier experience to visitors from around the world. James's text brings the Comstock to life again in all its complexity and boom-and-bust excitement. This book offers a wealth of new information and insight into the history of one of the Old West's most storied areas
Temples of justice : county courthouses of Nevada by Ronald M James( )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 1,551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Temples of Justice clearly demonstrates the value of using buildings as documents of the past. More research is needed to gain a comprehensive understanding of Nevada through its built environment, and James's examination of its important public architecture provides a cornerstone for future research
Uncovering Nevada's past : a primary source history of the Silver State by John B Reid( )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of more than fifty major documents and visual images that define Nevada's colorful and complex development
Nevada's historic buildings : a cultural legacy by Ronald M James( )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 1,328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Title Page -- Contents -- List of Illustrations -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Chapter 1 -- Chapter 2 -- Chapter 3 -- Chapter 4 -- Chapter 5 -- Chapter 6 -- Chapter 7 -- Chapter 8 -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index -- Inside Back cover -- Back Cover
The Gold Rush letters of E. Allen Grosh and Hosea B. Grosh by E. Allen Grosh( )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Groshes' letters are rich in color and important historical details. Generously annotated and with an introduction that provides a context for the brothers' career and the setting in which they tried to make their fortune, these documents powerfully depict the often harsh realities of Gold Rush life and society
Virginia City : secrets of a western past by Ronald M James( )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the historical archaeology of Virginia City, Nevada, when it was a boomtown of the American West
A short history of Virginia City by Ronald M James( )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Front Cover -- Title Page -- Copyright page -- Contents -- Preface -- Introduction -- Chapter One -- Chapter Two -- Chapter Three -- Chapter Four -- Chapter Five -- Walking Tour -- Selected Bibliography -- Index
The folklore of Cornwall : the oral tradition of a Celtic nation by Ronald M James( Book )

4 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Piskies, mermaids, giants, and a revenant bridegroom: the stuff of legend. In the hands of skilled storytellers - the famed droll tellers of Cornwall - the result was magical. Considered in the context of narratives throughout Northern Europe, enchantment can be understood as well as enjoyed in this new way to look at Cornwall. 10b & w illus
Castle in the sky : George Whittell, Jr. and the Thunderbird Lodge by Ronald M James( Book )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Virginia City and the big bonanza by Ronald M James( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A guidebook to Nevada's historical markers by Ronald M James( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

African Americans on the Comstock( Visual )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features the research from an archaeological excavation in 2000 of the former Boston Saloon, located underneath what is now the parking lot of the Bucket of Blood Saloon in Virginia City. On-camera host Gwen Clancy interviews lead archaeologist Dr. Kelly Dixon about the artifacts and their meaning, volunteer Dan Urriola about his painstaking work, Dr. Don Hardesty, who directed the field school, and Historic Preservation Officer Ron James about the State's mission in supporting archaeology
Diving Tahoe history( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This documentary leads viewers on a tour of the stunning cove of Glenbrook, where remnants of the logging heyday are still visible on the banks and along the beaches. Historic Preservation Officer Ron James gives an overview of the logging operation and its tie-in with the mines of Virginia City. Bill Bliss, great-grandson of logging magnate Duane Bliss, walks the banks of the cove with for an insider's tour of what remains of the piers and mills. The video provides a rare opportunity to see Reno-based diver Martin McClellan in action. His diving team is videotaping the historic SS Tahoe, sunk 65 years ago, but hardly forgotten, and which now is on the National Register of Historic Places. Ample underwater footage of the old shipwreck makes this program a lively trip into Tahoe's maritime history."--Finding aid
Lumber baron of the Comstock Lode : the life and times of Duane L. Bliss by Jack Harpster( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A guidebook to Nevada's historical markers by Ronald M James( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Building on the past( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features four historic buildings located along Interstate 80 in northern Nevada which are undergoing transformation into cultural facilities with support from the State Office of Historic Preservation. On-camera host Gwen Clancy interviews Susan Mayes-Smith at the Lear Theater in Reno, Gail Munk at the Pershing County Courthouse in Lovelock, Meg Glaser at the Western Folklife Center in Elko, and Mella Harmon at the Planetarium on the University of Nevada campus in Reno. Includes statement from Historic Preservation Officer Ron James about the significance of each facility
A guidebook to Nevada's historical markers by Ronald M James( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Built treasures of southern Nevada( Visual )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features several historic buildings in sorthern Nevada undergoing transformation into cultural facilities, with financial support from the Nevada Commission for Cultural Affairs. On-camera host Gwen Clancy interviews Shawn Hall at the Tonopah Historic Mining Park, Vern Burk at the Boulder City Hotel, Mark Ryzdynski at Clark County Heritage Park, and Jeanette Clark at the Morelli House in Las Vegas. Includes statement from Historic Preservation Officer Ron James about the significance of each facility
 
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Comstock women : the making of a mining community
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The roar and the silence : a history of Virginia City and the Comstock LodeTemples of justice : county courthouses of NevadaUncovering Nevada's past : a primary source history of the Silver StateNevada's historic buildings : a cultural legacyVirginia City and the big bonanza
Alternative Names
James, Ronald M.

James Ronald M. 1955-....

James, Ronald Michael 1955-

Ronald M. James folklorist

Languages
English (60)