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.
Author: Leslie A. Kelly
Publisher: Sunbelt Pubns
Release Date: 1997-03
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.
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.
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: Ramón A. Gutiérrez
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Release Date: 1998-03-31
Celebrating the 150th birthday of the state of California offers the opportunity to reexamine the founding of modern California, from the earliest days through the Gold Rush and up to 1870. In this four-volume series, published in association with the California Historical Society, leading scholars offer a contemporary perspective on such issues as the evolution of a distinctive California culture, the interaction between people and the natural environment, the ways in which California's development affected the United States and the world, and the legacy of cultural and ethnic diversity in the state. California before the Gold Rush, the first California Sesquicentennial volume, combines topics of interest to scholars and general readers alike. The essays investigate traditional historical subjects and also explore such areas as environmental science, women's history, and Indian history. Authored by distinguished scholars in their respective fields, each essay contains excellent summary bibliographies of leading works on pertinent topics. This volume also features an extraordinary full-color photographic essay on the artistic record of the conquest of California by Europeans, as well as over seventy black-and-white photographs, some never before published.
Author: Ava Fran Kahn
Publisher: Wayne State University Press
Release Date: 2002
In 1848, news of the California Gold Rush swept the nation and the world. Aspiring miners, merchants, and entrepreneurs from all corners of the globe flooded California looking for gold. The cry of instant wealth was also heard and answered by Jewish communities in Europe and the eastern United States. While all Jewish immigrants arriving in the mid-nineteenth century were looking for religious freedoms and economic stability, there were preexisting Jewish social and religious structures on the East Coast. California’s Jewish immigrants become founders of their own social, cultural, and religious institutions. Jewish Voices of the California Gold Rush examines the life of California’s Jewish community through letters, diaries, memoirs, court and news reports, and photographs, as well as institutional, synagogue, and organizational records. By gathering a wealth of primary source materials—both public and private documents—and placing them in proper historical context, Ava F. Kahn re-creates the lives within California’s Jewish community. Kahn takes the reader from Europe to California, from the goldfields to the developing towns and their religious and business communities, and from the founding of Jewish communities to their maturing years—most notably the instant city of San Francisco. By providing exhaustive documentation, Kahn offers an intimate portrait of Jewish life at a critical period in the history of California and the nation. Scholars and students of Jewish history and immigration studies, and readers interested in Gold Rush history, will enjoy this look at the development of California’s Jewish community.
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.