Utah in the Twentieth Century
Place Published: Salt Lake City, UT
Publisher: Utah State University Press
Date Published: 2009
Edition: First edition
Book Id: 16341
400pp. 24.5 cm. White boards with white dustjacket with pictorial front cover. A project of the Charles Redd Center for Western Studies. New.
"The twentieth could easily be Utah's most interesting, complex century, yet popular ideas of what is history seem mired in the nineteenth. One reason may be the lack of readily available writing on more recent Utah history. This collection of essays shifts historical focus forward to the twentieth, which began and ended with questions of Utah's fit with the rest of the nation. In between was an extended period of getting acquainted in an uneasy but necessary marriage, which was complicated by the push of economic development and pull of traditional culture, demand for natural resources from a fragile and scenic environment, and questions of who governs and how, who gets a vote, and who controls what is done on and to the contested public lands."