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.

If You Were a Kid During the California Gold Rush

Author: Josh Gregory
Publisher: Children's Press
ISBN: 053123214X
Release Date: 2018
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

In 1848, gold was discovered in a California river, kicking off a period of time when thousands of people traveled to the West Coast with dreams of getting rich. Readers will get an up-close look at life during the California Gold Rush as they follow the adventures of Louise and Feng, two kids living in mining camp near San Francisco. Along the way, they will learn how prospectors mined for gold, what life was like in mining camps, and much more.

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
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.

Life as a Prospector in the California Gold Rush

Author: Kate Shoup
Publisher:
ISBN: 1502617625
Release Date: 2017
Genre: California

Describes what life was like for prospectors during the California Gold Rush, detailing the hardships they faced, what a typical day was like, what tools they used, and the lasting impact of the gold rush on California and the nation.

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

Life During the California Gold Rush

Author: Bethany Onsgard
Publisher: Kaeden Focus Library
ISBN: 1635840686
Release Date: 2017-01-27
Genre:

Have you ever wondered what life was like for miners and their families during the California Gold Rush? Learn what their days consisted of, what they ate and wore, and more. Primary sources with accompanying questions, index and glossary are all included. F&P: V, Type: Nonfiction

Gold Rush Girl

Author: Suzanne Lilly
Publisher: Suzanne Lilly
ISBN: 9781631738050
Release Date: 2014-02-02
Genre: Fiction

When Lucinda Martin York arrives in California at the beginning of the gold rush, she is alone and destitute, but holding fast to her dream of becoming one of the first women doctors. She’s willing to do whatever it takes to achieve her goal. George Arnold has a dream of his own, one he left his family and friends behind to pursue, one that will make him a key investor in California’s golden future. He’s willing to sacrifice everything for his goal. Although their dreams are divergent, Lucinda and George team together for survival in the mining town of Diggers Flat. They grow close as they deal with thieves, fire, and tragedy, but in the end, it is their very dreams that may tear them apart.

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 California Gold Rush Romance Collection

Author: Amanda Barratt
Publisher: Barbour Publishing
ISBN: 9781634099110
Release Date: 2016-08-01
Genre: Fiction

Rush to California after the 1848 gold discovery alongside thousands of hopeful men and women. Meet news reporters, English gentry, miners, morticians, marriage brokers, bankers, fugitives, preachers, imposters, trail guides, map makers, cooks, missionaries, town builders, soiled doves, and more people who take advantage of the opportunities to make their fortunes in places where the population swelled overnight. But can faith and romance transform lives where gold is king?

When Law Was in the Holster

Author: John Boessenecker
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 9780806187747
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.

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.

After the Gold Rush

Author: David Vaught
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 9780801897801
Release Date: 2009-05-27
Genre: History

Their dramatic story exposes the underside of the American dream and the haunting consequences of trying to strike it rich.