xvii, 351 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
9780226258676 cloth alkaline paper 022625867X cloth alkaline paper 9780226258706 (e-book)
Markets and governments in economic history.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 319-340) and index.
Formatted Contents Note
Introduction Economic theory and the evolution of water law Water and the technologies of mining Watering the diggings: the development of the ditch industry The informal law of the mining camps Origins of the common law of mining and water rights The origins of prior appropriation Water quality and the law of nuisance Bursting dams and the law of torts Conclusions.
KFC162 .K36 2015
Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2015.