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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Clark Christian Spence  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Adult;

Born: 1923 in Great Falls, Montana

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Illinois Connection

Clark Christian Spence taught at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana.

Biographical and Professional Information

Clark C. Spence is Professor Emeritus of History from the University of Illinois at Champaign/Urbana.

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Selected Titles At Your Library

For Wood River or bust :
ISBN: 0893012157. OCLC Number: 38438460

University of Idaho Press ;. .

Chronicles the history of the silver rush in the Wood River area of Idaho during the late nineteenth century, describing the mining companies, settlements, and prospectors.

Mining engineers & the American West;
ISBN: 0300012241. OCLC Number: 76282

Yale University Press,. .

Montana :
ISBN: 0393056791. OCLC Number: 3543434

Norton,. .

Traces the history and development of Montana and discusses the state and its people today.

Territorial politics and government in Montana, 1864-89 /
ISBN: 0252004604. OCLC Number: 1622349

University of Illinois Press,. .

The northern gold fleet :
ISBN: 0252022181. OCLC Number: 32924859

University of Illinois Press,. .

The Northern Gold Fleet is the story of how new gold-dredging technology was applied to the rich placers of the Far North from 1899 to the present, leading to mass production and economies of scale that made previously unprofitable resources profitable. The bucket-ladder dredge was a single, complex apparatus that rivaled ocean freighters in size. At once ugly, spectacular, and awesome, the dredges dug, classified materials, and performed gold-saving and tailing-disposal functions. A richly illustrated and comprehensive history. The Northern Gold Fleet is part environmental, part technological, part corporate, part labor, and part Alaskan in its thrust, offering a picture - both dazzling and absorbing - of how new technology simultaneously helped build the economy and lay waste the resources of Alaska.

The rainmakers :
ISBN: 0803241178. OCLC Number: 5726806

University of Nebraska Press,. .

The history of rainmaking theories, efforts, and frauds in the United States from the early nineteenth century to the first successful cloud-seeding experiment in 1946.

The Salvation Army farm colonies /
ISBN: 0816508976. OCLC Number: 12162090

University of Arizona Press,. .

Around the turn of the century, the Salvation Army founded three intentional communities in Colorado, Ohio, and California in an effort to relieve urban poverty that followed in the wake of rapid industrialization. Conceived by founder William Booth, the project was organized by his son-in-law Frederick Booth-Tucker, commander of the Salvation Army in the United States. Clark Spence's account of this back-to-the-land experiment is at once agricultural, social, religious, and even political history enacted on both sides of the Atlantic: in the irrigated beet and alfalfa fields where small farmers fought hoppers, drought, or saline soil in an effort to wrest a living from their twenty acres; at the fund-raising meetings where the Booth-Tuckers garnered both applause and dollars from business leaders; and in the halls of Congress and Parliament where Army supporters argued in vain for government subsidies. - Jacket flap.