Book Review: Golden Rules: The Origins of California Water Law in the Gold Rush, by Mark Kanazawa (2015)

Business History Review 90 (2016): 360-362

3 Pages Posted: 26 Sep 2016

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David Schorr

Tel Aviv University - Buchmann Faculty of Law

Date Written: June 1, 2016

Abstract

There's still gold in them thar hills. A century and a half after the torrent of gold-seekers to the California Sierras dried up, the flow of historical studies of the development of property rights on the gold frontier continues unabated. This work of detailed scholarship by Mark Kanazawa, an economic historian who has published extensively on water law in the western United States, is the latest entry into the auriferous regions.

Keywords: property rights, water, Gold Rush, economic history, legal history

JEL Classification: D62, K11, K13, K41, N51, O13, Q15, Q25, Q53

Suggested Citation

Schorr, David, Book Review: Golden Rules: The Origins of California Water Law in the Gold Rush, by Mark Kanazawa (2015) (June 1, 2016). Business History Review 90 (2016): 360-362. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2843449

David Schorr (Contact Author)

Tel Aviv University - Buchmann Faculty of Law ( email )

Ramat Aviv
Tel Aviv 69978, IL
Israel

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