Fighting for the Forty-Ninth - C.W Snedden and the Long Struggle for Alaska Statehood

Fighting for the Forty-Ninth - C.W Snedden and the Long Struggle for Alaska Statehood Terrence Cole

In the 1950s, C. W. Snedden, owner of the "Fairbanks Daily News-Miner", used his newspaper to crusade for statehood and the development of Alaska and its resources, particularly North Slope oil and gas. As a confidant of Interior Secretary Fred A. Seaton, Snedden had unrivaled access to the top ranks of the Eisenhower administration, and he employed his connections to advance the cause of Alaska statehood. Snedden orchestrated a national press campaign to push through the statehood legislation and opened much of the North Slope for oil development, which would play such a crucial role in financing the young state. "Fighting for the Forty-Ninth" is the story of how an independent news-paper publisher played a pivotal role in the making of modern Alaska.

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ISBN
9781883309060
Uitgever
University of Alaska Foundation
Datum
23-12-2010
Taal
Engels
Bladzijden
0
Bindwijze
Hardcover
Genre
Geschiedenis

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