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California Rush A Novel by Sherwood Kiraly

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Published by MacMillan Publishing Company .
Written in English


  • General,
  • Fiction,
  • Popular American Fiction

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages242
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9221431M
ISBN 100025635700
ISBN 109780025635708

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The story of the California Gold Rush is one of unanticipated, rapid, and momentous change. In , California was a remote and underpopulated province of Mexico; by it had become part of the United States and produced one-third of the gold in the world.   The California Gold Rush inspired a new American dream—the “dream of instant wealth, won by audacity and good luck.” The discovery of gold on the American River in triggered the most astonishing mass movement of peoples since the Crusades. It drew fortune-seekers from the ends of the earth, accelerated America’s imperial expansion Brand: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. The California Gold Rush by Dennis B. Fradin, The California Gold Rush Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The California Gold Rush books, "Covers the California Gold Rush as a watershed event in U.S. history, influencing social, economic, and political policies that shaped the nation's future"--Provided by publisher. The Gold Rush: California Transformed. The World Rushed In. James Wilson Marshall, a moody and eccentric master carpenter, found "some kind of mettle" in the waters of the American River on Janu The "mettle," of course, proved to be gold. As news of Marshall's discovery began to spread, Californians rushed to the site.

Letters by those less well known, however, vividly tell us of the travel to California by land and sea and then the cold reality of the diggings and its hardships, loneliness, lawlessness, and disappointments. Printed books, pamphlets, periodicals, and newspapers, of course, form a major component of any Gold Rush . The California Gold Rush (–) was a gold rush that began on Janu , when gold was found by James W. Marshall at Sutter's Mill in Coloma, California. The news of gold brought approximately , people to California from the rest of the United States and abroad. The sudden influx of gold into the money supply reinvigorated the American economy, and the sudden population. Mr. Richards contends in this insightful new book, The California Gold Rush and the Coming of the Civil War that for every fortune seeker who viewed California as a place to get rich discovering gold, another believed it a place to get rich exporting, utilizing, or trafficking in human slaves [A] gripping book.” —The New York Sun. California Gold Rush - Ebook written by Joe Dunn. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read California Gold Rush.4/5(5).

Huge book a collectible by itself. Bowers, Q. David. A California Gold Rush History (), hardbound, this review is for the special limited edition of copies in heavy case and with ounce of gold from the SS Central America inside the cover. /4" x /2", /4 lb. California Gold Rush Merchant: The Journal of Stephen Chapin Davis By Stephen Chapin Davis; Benjamin B. Richards Huntington Library, PS PRIMARY SOURCE A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. California is the most populous U.S. state. It is the third-largest state by land area, and is known for its varied climate and geography as well as its diverse population. In the 18th century California was part of the Spanish Empire, later becoming part of Mexico, who then ceded it . California gold rush merchant; the journal of Stephen Chapin David. Stephen Chapin Davis () and his brother left Nashua, New Hampshire, to act as agents for local merchants in Gold Rush California. Before he was done, young Davis crossed Panama .