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dc.contributor.advisorHerron, John P., 1968-eng
dc.contributor.authorBubb, Daniel K. (Daniel Kenneth)eng
dc.coverage.spatialNevada -- Las Vegaseng
dc.date.issued2011-08-04eng
dc.date.submitted2011 Summereng
dc.descriptionTitle from PDF of title page, viewed on Aug. 4, 2011eng
dc.descriptionDissertation advisor: John Herroneng
dc.descriptionVitaeng
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (p. 222-229)eng
dc.descriptionThesis (Ph.D.)--Dept.of History and Dept. of Political Science. University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2011eng
dc.description.abstractThis study provides a history of commercial aviation in Las Vegas, focusing on the powerful influence commercial air travel had with the financial help of the federal government on Las Vegas‟s growth and development as a world-class travel destination. It especially emphasizes how the airline industry was the catalyst for Las Vegas‟s transformation from an isolated desert town into a world-famous tourist city. Such a study is important to show while Las Vegas‟s story is unique it is a microcosm of a broader regional and national story where airlines played an influential role in the economic growth and development of other western and national cities. Through the use of primary and secondary sources, my dissertation proves that in order to properly understand the history of transportation in the American West, commercial aviation must be included in the story.eng
dc.description.tableofcontentsThe airlines come to Las Vegas -- A symbiotic relationship forms -- Jets in the consumer age -- Airline deregulation and the mega-resorts -- Still growing during tough times -- Conclusioneng
dc.format.extentvii, 231 pageseng
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/11297eng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Kansas Cityeng
dc.subject.lcshLas Vegas (Nev.) -- Historyeng
dc.subject.lcshAeronautics, Commercial -- Nevada -- Las Vegas -- Historyeng
dc.subject.otherDissertation -- University of Missouri--Kansas City -- Historyeng
dc.subject.otherDissertation -- University of Missouri--Kansas City -- Political scienceeng
dc.titleCleared to land in the desert: commercial air travel's role in the growth and development of Las Vegas as a world-class travel destinationeng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineHistory (UMKC)eng
thesis.degree.disciplinePolitical Science (UMKC)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Kansas Cityeng
thesis.degree.levelDoctoraleng
thesis.degree.namePh.D.eng


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