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Document Type : Latin Dissertation
Language of Document : English
Record Number : 151655
Doc. No : ET23447
Main Entry : Karl Brooks, PhD
Title Proper : UNPLUGGING THE NEW DEAL: fl HELLS CANYON HIGH DAM AND THE POSTWAR NORTHWEST
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Abstract : This dissertation explores why the federal government did not build theworld's largest power dam - Hells Canyon High Dam, on the Snake River in thePacific Northwest - during the postwar era Instead, after a decade-long controversy,a small private utility, Idaho Power Company, won a federal License in 1957 to buildthree small Hells Canyon dams. After World War [I ende4 the federal agencies thatcontrolled the New Deal's cheap public hydroelectricity in the Northwest - ArmyCorps of Engineers, Bonneville Power Administration, and Interior Department'sBureau of Reclamation - created the Columbia Basin Inter-Agency Committee(CBIAC) to plan and execute an imperial expansion strategy. CBIAC targeted HellsCanyon; the High Dam would have anchored a comprehensive federal plan, rooted inNew Deal ideology, to use cheap public hydroelectricity to indwialize and urbanizethe Snake River Basin in southern Idaho and eastern Oregon. President Tman andhis Fair Deal political allies - labor unions, liberal fm groups, public-powerideologues - envisioned the High Dam remodeling Snake Basin society, as GrandCoulee and Bonneville Dams had transformed the Columbia Basin durhg the NewDeal. Defeat of the High Dam - in the federd courts, Congress, and administrativeagencies - unplugged the New Deal in the Northwest The fight for and against theHigh Darn, which crested during the I952 presidential election, became a nationalreferendum on the postwar pditical fate of the New Deal. By halting the postwarupstream expansion of public power at Hells Canyon, a genuine popular movementexpressed tentative dissent from New Deal definitions of the -public interesf" inrivets and water. At the heart of the resistance movement was a conviction,promoted by Snake Basin irrigators as well as corporate and public officials, thatIocaI legal authority over Snake River water - enshrined in the "prior appropriation-doctrhe - best served Snake Basin people. Less influential in shaping......-....,....-...,..tested for theQ1 PC1 bus cardBoth these projects mere sofixare des elopment efforts tonards contributing to dlfferentaspects of Roboucs and lZ1echatronics projects m the Controls and Roboucs Group..
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electronic file name : TL46686.pdf
Title and statement of responsibility and : UNPLUGGING THE NEW DEAL: fl HELLS CANYON HIGH DAM AND THE POSTWAR NORTHWEST [Thesis]
 
 
 
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