Campus Units

History

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

1999

Journal or Book Title

The Southern California Quarterly

Volume

81

Issue

2

First Page

197

Last Page

220

DOI

10.2307/41171945

Abstract

the late 1870s a titanic legal struggle developed in the southernmost region of California's agricultural heartland, the San Joaquin Valley. Two mutually exclusive doctrines of water law, one allowing for irrigation, appropriationism, and the other denying this right, riparianism, clashed in the courtrooms, the legislatures, and the farmlands of California. Most Cal- ifornians at the time believed that the court case that pitted these two doc- trines against each other, Lux v. Haggin, would decide the fate of California's future economic development. This article examines the causes and conse- quences of Lux

Comments

This article is published as Bremer,J., The Trial of the Century:’ Lux v. Haggin and The Conflict Over Water Rights in Late Nineteenth-Century California., The Southern California Quarterly, 1999, 81(2);197-220. Doi: 10.2307/41171945. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

University of California Press

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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