Daily Life during the California Gold Rush

Author: Thomas Maxwell-Long
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780313363108
Release Date: 2014-09-09
Genre: History

This comprehensive narrative history of the California Gold Rush describes daily life during this historic period, documenting its wide-reaching effects and examining the significant individuals and organizations of the time. • Contains excerpts from California Gold Rush diaries and California Gold Rush era publications • Provides a chronology of the events leading up to the Gold Rush, the event itself, and the greater outgrowth of historical change afterwards • Includes maps distinguishing the location of the mining towns during the California Gold Rush as well as provocative vintage images from the Gold Rush era • An extensive bibliography provides primary and secondary sources on the Gold Rush • A comprehensive glossary defines Gold Rush terms

Life During the California Gold Rush

Author: Bethany Onsgard
Publisher: ABDO
ISBN: 9781629694436
Release Date: 2015-01-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Have you ever wondered what life was like for miners and their families during the California Gold Rush? Learn about what their days consisted of, what they ate and wore, and more! Primary sources with accompanying questions, multiple prompts, A Day in the Life section, index, and glossary also included. Core Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing Company.

Life During the Gold Rush

Author: Janey Levy
Publisher: Gareth Stevens Pub Learning library
ISBN: 143398430X
Release Date: 2013-01-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Explains the California gold rush, including how it started, what kind of equipment prospectors used, and the social changes caused by gold rush.

Life During the Gold Rush

Author: Victoria Sherrow
ISBN: 1560063823
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Describes the events surrounding the discovery of gold in California, the huge migration it brought to the area, and the lifestyles of miners and mining towns.

Life as a Prospector in the California Gold Rush

Author: Kate Shoup
ISBN: 1502617900
Release Date: 2016-07-15

People often dream of becoming rich. However, in the mid-1800s, people really could become rich overnight. The California gold rush brought many men to the area. These prospectors searched for gold. Some became lucky, while others lost all of their life savings. This book describes the history of the California gold rush and highlights what life was like for the men, women, and children who lived through the era.

California Gold Rush Cooking

Author: Lisa Golden Schroeder
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 0736806032
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Discusses the everyday life, cooking methods, common foods, and hardships and celebrations during the Gold Rush in California. Includes recipes.

The California Gold Rush

Author: Kerri O'Donnell
Publisher: Rosen Classroom
ISBN: 1404251316
Release Date: 2005-01-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Gives facts about the discovery of gold in California and the daily life of a gold miner, and shows how to use multiplication and division to determine further information.

David Joins the California Gold Rush

Author: Linda Sibley
Publisher: Perfection Learning
ISBN: 0756913543
Release Date: 2003-01-01
Genre: History

David and his family travel back in time to California in 1849 to experience the ups and downs of prospecting for gold.

Jewish Voices of the California Gold Rush

Author: Ava Fran Kahn
Publisher: Wayne State University Press
ISBN: 0814328598
Release Date: 2002
Genre: History

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.

The Wells Fargo Book of the Gold Rush

Author: Margaret Rau
Publisher: Atheneum
ISBN: PSU:000051130770
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Chronicles the California gold rush, from its beginning in 1848, through its peak, to the 1849 recession that brought about its end.

My Life During the Gold Rush

Author: Max Caswell
Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing
ISBN: 1538202999
Release Date: 2017
Genre: California

"In 1848, thousands of people from all over the world dropped their mundane lives and embarked on sometimes deadly journeys with hopes of striking gold in the American West. This book chronicles this fascinating period of American history through an intriguing mix of fictional ""found"" ephemera. This content was created through meticulous research and adherence to facts, to provide a very personal yet realistic look into the life and struggle of the forty-niners. Captivating black-and-white photography of the miners illustrates their powerful story. Maps of the Gold Rush main routes and destinations are included. This book is sure to engage even reluctant readers of American history."

Fugitive Slave in the Gold Rush

Author: James Williams
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 0803298129
Release Date: 1873
Genre: Social Science

African American records of the Gold Rush are rare, as are underground railroad accounts from those fleeing to freedom; yet here is the account of a self-taught escaped slave and underground railroad worker who also succumbed to the lure of the California Gold Rush. James Williams was all of these things and more, a fascinating individual who in this memoir manages to cram more life into fewer pages than almost anyone has before or since ? a habit of traveling light that served him well. We learn about Williams's birth and escape from the South and his travels and exciting experiences on the West Coast in the mid-nineteenth century. We become privy to his views on the many people he met, including Chinese immigrants, and his observations on notable events of his time, such as the Modoc War in California.

They Saw the Elephant

Author: JoAnn Levy
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 9780806189956
Release Date: 2013-07-10
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

"The phrase ’seeing the elephant’ symbolized for ’49 gold rushers the exotic, the mythical, the once-in-a-lifetime adventure, unequaled anywhere else but in the journey to the promised land of fortune: California. Most western myths . . . generally depict an exclusively male gold rush. Levy’s book debunks that myth. Here a variety of women travel, work, and write their way across the pages of western migrant history."-Choice "One of the best and most comprehensive accounts of gold rush life to date"ˆ–San Francisco Chronicle

California Gold Rush Grades 4 7

Author: Cindy Barden
Publisher: Mark Twain Media
ISBN: 9781580378529
Release Date: 2001-08-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Bring history to life for students in grades 4Ð7 with The California Gold Rush! This 64-page book provides challenging activities that enable students to explore history, geography, and social studies topics. Activities include word searches, fact-or-opinion questions, and creative writing. The book includes answer keys, time lines, and suggested reading lists.

Over the Edge

Author: Valerie J. Matsumoto
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520211499
Release Date: 1999-01
Genre: History

This collection of essays challenges traditional readings of western history and literature, and redraws the boundaries of the American West. Essay topics range from tourism to immigration, from environmental battles to inter-ethnic relations, and from law to film.