This title examines an important historic event--the gold rush in California. Easy-to-read, compelling text explores the first discovery of gold and the creation of boomtowns in the West, issues with the Mexican government, military desertion, expansionism, and the environmental consequences of mining, key characters such as John Sutter, Samuel Brannan, Colonel Richard B. Mason, and President James K. Polk, the roles of journalism, transportation, and racial discrimination, the development of mining technologies and entrepreneurship, and the effects of this event on society. Features include a table of contents, glossary, selected bibliography, Web links, source notes, and an index, plus a timeline and essential facts.
Author: Jeff Dwyer
Publisher: Pelican Publishing
Release Date: 2009-12-01
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
This guidebook offers armchair entertainment and open-road adventure for casual and serious ghost hunters as well as tourists who seek a lively twist to local history. It is a detailed book about places that are accessible to the public. More than 70 haunted sites in California's Gold Rush Country are described in this guide.
True stories of the Legendary Master Bandit of the Gold Rush Era, and his notorious gang members as they terrorize the immigrant miners throughout California. What were the true motivating factors of these ruthless acts, and what really became of the Famous Young Bandito from Sonora, Mexico?
Author: Carl Nolte
Publisher: Odyssey Publications
Release Date: 2000
Retells the history of the California gold rush, and describes the difficulties of the journey to California, living conditions in the goldfields, and how those closest to finding gold benefited the least from their discoveries.
Author: Leslie A. Kelly
Publisher: Sunbelt Publications
Release Date: 1997
Sesquicentennial commemoration discovery of gold by Marshall at Sutter's Mill, January 24, 1848. First ever coffee table book about California's gold rush area. Scenic photography depicts almost every historic building, landmark & site that remains from California's gold rush. California will heavily promote Gold Rush Discovery to Statehood Sesquicentennial 1998 through 2000. CALIFORNIA'S GOLD RUSH COUNTRY covers this period in detail. Fully indexed. Broad range of interest for history buffs, descendants of 49ers from across USA or anyone interested in California. Includes picture first nugget Sutter's Mill replica at Coloma, Sutter's Fort in Sacramento; gold rush towns of Mariposa, Hornitos, Coulterville, Jamestown, Sonora, Columbia, Angels Camp, Murphys, Mokelumne Hill, Jackson, Sutter Creek, Placerville, Coloma, Auburn, Grass Valley, Nevada City, Downieville, Marysville, Oroville & Weaverville & more. Segment on 49ers, California Trail & Panama Crossing. 9" X 12" vertical, 234 pages, foldout, 494 current color, 25 historic pictures. Kelly has illustrated Laura Ingalls Wilder Country (HarperCollins) & America's Amish Country. Trade discounts, STOP, Libraries 10% discount with payment. Les Kelly Publications, 15802 Springdale Street, Suite 14, Huntingdon Beach, CA 92649-1765, (714) 846-0437; FAX (714) 846-8858.
Follows the development of the gold rush in California starting in the 1840s, examining its effects on the economic, social, and political development of the area from early times through statehood and into the modern day.
Author: Ramón A. Gutiérrez
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Release Date: 1998
"One of a series of books written to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the admission of California to the Union, emphasizes the natural environment, the history of the Indians, exploration, and social and economic history, rather than the traditional institutional studies of mission and presidio. Takes advantage of the latest research and includes contributions by leading scholars"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58.
Author: Alonzo Delano
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
Release Date: 2005
Lured by ?the astonishing accounts of the vast deposits of gold in California,? Alonzo Delano (1806?74) of Ottawa, Illinois, bid farewell to his wife and children and joined the rush to El Dorado. For the next five months?April to early September 1849?he persevered in writing his remarkably detailed diary, recounting his experiences among the more than thirty thousand goldseekers representing all thirty states who struggled across half of the continent to California?s ?gold fields.? With each entry the reader is drawn into the changing circumstances, from a hurried trailside burial of a comrade to a defense against an Indian attack; from suffering thirst in the desert to anger at a lazy campmate. ø Unlike most diarists who at the end of the epic journey gave up their demanding task, Delano continued his vivid account until the summer of 1851. He went on to report as a professional journalist, ranging far and wide across the scenes of life in the diggings and the cities, from prospecting along the Yuba River to witnessing lynch law in San Francisco. ø First published in 1854 as Life on the Plains and among the Diggings and deemed a California Gold Rush classic, this new edition will carry on the adventure for thousands of new readers.
Author: Marlene Smith-Baranzini
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Release Date: 1999
A collection of essays on mining and economic development in California from the Gold Rush through the end of the 19th century. This is the second in a series of four volumes comemmorating the state's sesquicentennial.