Few words evoke the dreams of the pioneer spirit and westward expansion of North America in both the mid-1800s with California, and the late 1890s with the Alaska and Yukon claims. Gold has been a symbol of value throughout history. This volume of Gold Rush! A new book by Aryln Sieber and Mitchell Battino brings into focus the coins, which are commonly available to collectors and investors, as gold needs to be considered from an investment perspective too. Prior to World War I, most national economies were on a gold standard. Gold coins circulated, and the national paper money issues were backed by gold reserves in either coin or bullion. Since that time, economies began to change, and since World War II, gold coins have become a novelty. In the late 1960s, bullion coins began to be minted, and by the early 1980s, several countries - Austria, Australia, China, Canada, Great Britain, South Africa and the United States were striking coins of a high purity, a nominal face value, and in a traditional coin design rather than ingot form. So, the authors present listings culled from the seminal work on modern coinage of the world, Krause Publications' Standard Catalog of World Coins. Presented in an easy to follow format profuse with illustrations, one could choose the various ways to collect, either by commemorative, circulating or bullion issues.
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.
Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2008 im Fachbereich Medien / Kommunikation - Medienokonomie, -management, Note: 1,0, Mediadesign Hochschule fur Design und Informatik GmbH Berlin, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Das Internet gewinnt immer mehr an Bedeutung fur den Menschen. Noch vor einigen Jahren hatte niemand damit gerechnet, welch hohen Stellenwert das Internet fur uns hat. Immer mehr Menschen surfen taglich zu Informations- oder Kommunikationszwecken durch das Internet oder spielen Online-Games zur Unterhaltung. Eines der bekanntesten Online-Games ist Second Life, uber das regelmassig in den Medien berichtet wird. Vor etwa zwei Jahren erreichte der Hype um Second Life seinen Hohepunkt und die positiven Meldungen uberschlugen sich. Durch die enorme Medienprasenz wurde eine regelrechte Goldgraberstimmung ausgelost und jeder witterte die Millionen in der virtuellen Welt von Second Life. Doch mittlerweile hat sich Ernuchterung eingestellt und der Marktplatz wird zunehmend uninteressanter fur Unternehmen. Die Medien haben bei der Entwicklung von Second Life eine wichtige Rolle eingenommen. Denn durch die Medien kam es zu einem exponentiellen Wachstum der Nutzer und es wurden die hohe Erwartungen von Unternehmen ausgelost, die von Second Life gar nicht erfullt werden konnten. Nachdem der Hype nun vorbei ist und sich immer mehr Unternehmen wieder zuruckziehen, kommen auch wieder negative Stimmungen uber Second Life zu Wort. Daher ist momentan ein guter Zeitpunkt um die Entwicklung von Second Life zu untersuchen, wie es zu dem Hype und dem schnellen Ausscheiden von vielen namenhaften Unternehmen gekommen ist und wo die Grunde dafur lagen. Der Untersuchungsgegenstand Second Life ist dabei eine spannende Aufgabe und gleichzeitig eine Herausforderung, da sehr viel daruber berichtet wurde und diese Flut von Informationen nur schwer auszuwerten ist. Als besonders interessant ist die Untersuchung des Wirtschaftsraumes von Second Life mit seinen Geschaftsmodellen und Akteuren zu se"
Author: Judy Yung
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Release Date: 2006
"Skillfully selected, translated, and annotated, this compelling compendium of voices bear witness to the diversity and depth of the Chinese American experience and, significantly, its indispensable centrality to American life and history."--Gary Y. Okihiro, author of Common Ground: Reimagining American History "Here at last is a wide-ranging record of Chinese American experiences from the viewpoints of the players. Chinese American Voices is an impressive feat of scholarship, an indispensable reference, and a compelling read."--Ruthanne Lum McCunn, author of Thousand Pieces of Gold and The Moon Pearl "This anthology offers a virtual "Gam Saan" (Gold Mountain) of original sources. The stories burst with telling and re-affirm a vision of men and women as actors in history, who made themselves as Chinese Americans as they helped to make America itself."--Ronald Takaki, author of Strangers from a Different Shore: A History of Asian Americans "This volume of sixty-two annotated documents, many translated from Chinese for the first time, is a boon to faculty and students interested in Chinese American history, Asian American history, U.S. immigration history, and race and ethnic relations. The life stories, in particular, are appealing for students, the reading public, and scholars alike as they hear the voices of individuals long misunderstood, denigrated, and silenced. All of us owe a debt of gratitude to the three editors for their dedicated labor of love."--Sucheng Chan, author of Chinese American Transnationalism: The Flow of People, Resources, and Ideas between China and America during the Exclusion Era "This is a superb collection."--Roger Daniels, author of Guarding the Golden Door: American Immigration Policy and Immigrants since 1882
In 1848, gold was discovered in California, attracting over 300,000 people from all over the world, some who struck it rich and many more who didn't. Hear the stories about the gold-seeking "forty-niners!" With black-and white illustrations and sixteen pages of photos, a nugget from history is brought to life!
Author: Ann Chandonnet
Publisher: University of Alaska Press
Release Date: 2005
Ann Chandonnet brings us a rollicking history of gold rush food complete with hearty recipes ranging from sourdough flapjacks to stewed porcupine. From miners meals and home remedies to holiday fare, beverages, and housekeeping, Gold Rush Grub follows the trail of stampeders from Sutter's Mill in California to Alaska and the Klondike. The first food history of its kind, Gold Rush Grub presents a panoramic view of an exciting period in American history. The grub that stampeders ate was affected by everything from arctic weather to Pacific Coast agriculture and Midwest meat packing. For those who struck it rich, there were oysters, ice cream, and cognac. The less fortunate had to make due with beans and nettle soup. Readers with an adventurous palate can experiment with recipes for scalloped grayling and caribou scrapple. Those who prefer to leave the porcupines and bears in peace will enjoy the engaging prose and historic photographs. Gold Rush Grub will appeal to general readers, cookbook aficionados, and anyone who loves a good meal and a great story. "There's a heavy dose of gold rush history here, which sets it a cut above your normal recipe-oriented cookbook." The Midwest Book Review "[A] fascinating new culinary history of gold miners in California, Alaska and the Klondike." Northwest Palate Chandonnet ably demonstrates how the cuisine high and low of the western gold rushes fits into America's culinary mainstream. A unique look at the last great adventure. Bruce Merrell, Alaska Bibliographer, Anchorage Municipal Libraries
Author: Michael Cannon
Release Date: 1993
Sequel to the author's 'Old Melbourne Town Before the Gold Rush', this history describes the dynamic effects of the gold discoveries of the 1850s on the development of Melbourne. Discusses a range of aspects associated with the sudden influx of wealth and dramatic increase in population. Includes 110 colour plates taken mainly from contemporary paintings. Includes a bibliography and an index. The author's other publications include the bestselling 'The Land Boomers'.
If you think the gold rush was all about money and getting rich, think again! Most people didn't get rich at all. In this book, just for kids, you will find out what really happened during the gold rush.