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
Date Written: June 1, 2016
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
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