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Nevada is known politically as a swing state and culturally as a swinging state. Politically, its electoral votes have gone to the winning presidential candidate in all but one election since it missed in , and its geographical location in the Sunbelt, ethnic diversity, heavily urban and fast-growing population, and economy based on tourism and mining make it a laboratory for understanding the growth and development of postwar America and post-industrial society.
Culturally, Nevada has been associated with legal gambling, easy divorce, and social permissiveness. Yet the state also exemplifies the conflict between image and reality: it also is a conservative state that depends heavily on the federal government; its gaming regulatory system is the envy of the world but resulted from long and difficult experience with organized crime; its bright lights often obscure the importance that organized religion plays in Nevada affairs. Like people everywhere, they sought to pass their leisure time in congenial company, often in one or another of the four saloons studied here.
The saloons in this study were quieter than legend would have us believe; they served relatively distinct groups and offered their customers a place of refuge, solidarity, and social contact with peers in a city where few people had longtime ties or initially any close contacts. Boomtown Saloons also offers an equally vivid portrait of the modern historical archaeologist who combines time-honored digging, reconstruction, and analysis methods with such cutting-edge technology as DNA analysis of saliva traces on a year-old pipestem and chemical analysis of the residue in discarded condiment bottles.
The book is illustrated with historical photographs and maps, as well as photographs of artifacts uncovered during the excavations of the four sites. Available in hardcover and paperback.
Kelly J. Dixon is a professor of anthropology at the University of Montana. She specializes in Historical Archaeology in the American West, with recent research at the site of the ill-fated Donner Party in the eastern Sierras and in mining boomtowns such as Virginia City, Nevada. Her research areas include the archaeology of frontiers, boomtowns, landscapes, and mining and logging industries in the West.
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