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.

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 Gold Rush

Author: Janey Levy
Publisher: Gareth Stevens Pub Learning library
ISBN: 1433984296
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
Publisher:
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.

Roaring Camp

Author: Susan Lee Johnson
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393320995
Release Date: 2000
Genre: History

Captures the multiethnic, multicultural world of the California Gold Rush, in a richly textured social history that profiles the era's diverse and colorful characters, the evolution of a unique society, and the sources of our legends and myths about the Gold Rush. Reprint.

They Saw the Elephant

Author: Jo Ann Levy
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 0806124733
Release Date: 1992
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Traces the history of women's experiences in the California gold rush. Includes letters, journals, and memoirs.

Mining for Freedom

Author: Sylvia Alden Roberts
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 9780595524921
Release Date: 2008
Genre: History

Did you know that an estimated 5,000 blacks were an early and integral part of the California Gold Rush? Did you know that black history in California precedes Gold Rush history by some 300 years? Did you know that in California during the Gold Rush, blacks created one of the wealthiest, most culturally advanced, most politically active communities in the nation? Few people are aware of the intriguing, dynamic often wholly inspirational stories of African American argonauts, from backgrounds as diverse as those of their less sturdy- complexioned peers. Defying strict California fugitive slave laws and an unforgiving court testimony ban in a state that declared itself free, black men and women combined skill, ambition and courage and rose to meet that daunting challenge with dignity, determination and even a certain élan, leaving behind a legacy that has gone starkly under-reported. Mainstream history tends to contribute to the illusion that African Americans were all but absent from the California Gold Rush experience. This remarkable book, illustrated with dozens of photos, offers definitive contradiction to that illusion and opens a door that leads the reader into a forgotten world long shrouded behind the shadowy curtains of time.

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.

What Was the Gold Rush

Author: Joan Holub
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101610299
Release Date: 2013-02-07
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

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!

The Shirley Letters from California Mines in 1851 52

Author: Dame Shirley
Publisher:
ISBN: HARVARD:32044004567061
Release Date: 1922
Genre: California

Educated in Amherst, Massachusetts, Louise Amelia Knapp Smith Clappe (1819-1906) accompanied her physician-husband to California in 1849. The couple first lived in mining camps where Dr. Clappe practiced medicine and then moved to San Francisco, where Mrs. Clappe taught in the public schools for more than twenty years. The Shirley letters (1922) is the book edition of a series of letters written by Mrs. Clappe to her sister in 1851 and 1852. They were first published under the pseudonym of "Dame Shirley" in the Pioneer magazine, 1854-55. In these letters Louise Clappe writes of life in San Francisco and the Feather River mining communities of Rich Bar and Indian Bar. She focuses on the experiences of women and children, the perils of miners' work, crime and punishment, and relations with native Hispanic residents and Native Americans. Bret Harte is said to have based two of his stories on the "Shirley" letters.

The Age of Gold

Author: H.W. Brands
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 9780307481221
Release Date: 2008-12-10
Genre: History

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 1848 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, and exacerbated the tensions that exploded in the Civil War. H.W. Brands tells his epic story from multiple perspectives: of adventurers John and Jessie Fremont, entrepreneur Leland Stanford, and the wry observer Samuel Clemens—side by side with prospectors, soldiers, and scoundrels. He imparts a visceral sense of the distances they traveled, the suffering they endured, and the fortunes they made and lost. Impressive in its scholarship and overflowing with life, The Age of Gold is history in the grand traditions of Stephen Ambrose and David McCullough.

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.

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.

Life on the Plains and Among the Diggings

Author: Alonzo Delano
Publisher: Applewood Books
ISBN: 9781429022415
Release Date: 2009-12-16
Genre: History

With Particular Incidents Of The Route, Mistakes And Sufferings Of The Emigrants, The Indian Tribes, The Present And The Future Of The Great West.

When Law Was in the Holster

Author: John Boessenecker
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 9780806187723
Release Date: 2012-09-28
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

One of the great lawmen of the Old West, Bob Paul (1830–1901) cast a giant shadow across the frontiers of California and Arizona Territory for nearly fifty years. Today he is remembered mainly for his friendship with Wyatt Earp and his involvement in the stirring events surrounding the famous 1881 gunfight near the OK Corral in Tombstone, Arizona. This long-overdue biography fills crucial gaps in Paul’s story and recounts a life of almost constant adventure. As told by veteran western historian John Boessenecker, this story is more than just a western shoot-’em-up, and it reveals Paul to be far more than a blood-and-thunder gunfighter. Beginning with Paul’s boyhood adventures as a whaler in the South Pacific, the author traces his journey to Gold Rush California, where he served respectively as constable, deputy sheriff, and sheriff in Calaveras County, and as Wells Fargo shotgun messenger and detective. Then, in the turbulent 1880s, Paul became sheriff of Pima County, Arizona, and a railroad detective for the Southern Pacific. In 1890 President Benjamin Harrison appointed him U.S. marshal of Arizona Territory. Transcending local history, Paul’s story provides an inside look into the rough-and-tumble world of frontier politics, electoral corruption, Mexican-U.S. relations, border security, vigilantism, and western justice. Moreover, issues that were important in Paul’s career—illegal immigration, smuggling on the Mexican border, youth gangs, racial discrimination, ethnic violence, and police-minority relations—are as relevant today as they were during his lifetime.