The Battle for Butte: Mining and Politics on the Northern Frontier, 1864–1906

Paperback | April 17, 2006

byMichael P. MaloneForeword byWilliam L. Lang

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First published in 1981, The Battle for Butte has remained the best treatment of the influence of copper in the political history of Montana. "Fine history: rich in detail, full of finely drawn people, masterfully clear where the subject matter is most complex, constructed to preserve something of the tone and atmosphere of the age."-American Historical Review

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First published in 1981, The Battle for Butte has remained the best treatment of the influence of copper in the political history of Montana. "Fine history: rich in detail, full of finely drawn people, masterfully clear where the subject matter is most complex, constructed to preserve something of the tone and atmosphere of the age."-...

William L. Lang is professor of history at Portland State University.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:301 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.68 inPublished:April 17, 2006Publisher:University Of Washington PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0295986077

ISBN - 13:9780295986074

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Since it was first published in 1981, The Battle for Butte has remained the most sophisticated account of the events in Butte and the best treatment of the influence of copper in the political history of Montana.

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Foreword to the 2006 Edition by William L. LangPreface to the Original Edition

1. Gold Camp: The Rise and Fall of Butte City2. Clark, Daly, and the Anaconda: 1872-843: The "Richest Hill on Earth"4. Boom Town5. Politics: The Clark-Daly Feud6. Mr. Clark Goes to Washington7. "Consolidation": The Amalgamated and the Independents8. The Battle for Butte: 1901-69. Denouement: The Time of Transition

Epilogue: The LegacyNotesSelected BibliographyIndex

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Malone’s superbly crafted narrative treats the political economy of Butte and Montana from the gold boom of the 1870s through the absorption of the copper independents by the Standard Oil financed Amalgamated Copper Company in the first decade of the twentieth century.... The Battle for Butte is fine history: rich in detail, full of finely drawn people, masterfully clear where the subject matter is most complex, constructed to preserve something of the tone and atmosphere of the age. - American Historical Review