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American Zion : Cliven Bundy, God & public lands in the West / Betsy Gaines Quammen.

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"What happens when members of an American religion--one built in the nineteenth century on personal prophecy and land proprietorship--assert possession over western federal lands? Armed with guns and a certainty that God wants them to go to war, Mormon rancher Cliven Bundy, his sons, and their supporters held off government agencies and law enforcement in Bunkerville, Nevada, in 2014, and Bundy's sons led another standoff in Malheur, Oregon, in 2016. But why? American Zion tells the story of the ongoing conflict between the Bundys, the federal government, and the American public and teh religious underpinnings of so many land disputes in the west. Historian Betsy Gaines Quammen examines the roots of the Bundys' cowboy confrontations, and how history has shaped and often-dangerous mindset which today feeds the militia movement and threatens public lands, wild species, and American heritage."
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Hood River County Library 333.10978 QUA 2020 (Text) 33892100694554 Adult New Books Book None 07/21/2020 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781948814140
  • ISBN: 1948814145
  • Physical Description: 370 pages ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First Torrey House Press edition.
  • Publisher: Salt Lake City, UT : Torrey House Press, [2020]

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Summary, etc.:
"What happens when members of an American religion--one built in the nineteenth century on personal prophecy and land proprietorship--assert possession over western federal lands? Armed with guns and a certainty that God wants them to go to war, Mormon rancher Cliven Bundy, his sons, and their supporters held off government agencies and law enforcement in Bunkerville, Nevada, in 2014, and Bundy's sons led another standoff in Malheur, Oregon, in 2016. But why? American Zion tells the story of the ongoing conflict between the Bundys, the federal government, and the American public and teh religious underpinnings of so many land disputes in the west. Historian Betsy Gaines Quammen examines the roots of the Bundys' cowboy confrontations, and how history has shaped and often-dangerous mindset which today feeds the militia movement and threatens public lands, wild species, and American heritage." -- back cover.
Subject: Bundy family.
Land use > Social aspects > United States.
Land use > Environmental aspects > United States.
Public lands > West (U.S.)
United States > Politics and government.
United States > Environmental conditions.

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