Chinese American Voices

Author: Judy Yung
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520243095
Release Date: 2006
Genre: History

"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

After the Gold Rush

Author: Archie Satterfield
Publisher: Philadelphia : Lippincott
ISBN: 0397011423
Release Date: 1976-01-01
Genre: Yukon

Account of the Yukon gold rush trail, its history, and a description of the land and its people today.

California s Gold Rush

Author: Robert Grayson
Publisher: ABDO
ISBN: 9781614784463
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

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.

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 California Gold Rush

Author: Sheila Rivera
Publisher: ABDO
ISBN: 9781617143397
Release Date: 2010-09-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Discusses the early history of California, focusing especially on the gold rush period.

Contested Eden

Author: Ramón A. Gutiérrez
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520212746
Release Date: 1998
Genre: History

"One of a series of books written to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the admission of California to the Union, emphasizes the natural environment, the history of the Indians, exploration, and social and economic history, rather than the traditional institutional studies of mission and presidio. Takes advantage of the latest research and includes contributions by leading scholars"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58.

The Songs of the Gold Rush

Author: Richard A. Dwyer
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN:
Release Date: 1964
Genre: California

Eighty-eight songs as they were written and sung in the mining camps of California.

California Women and Politics

Author: Robert W. Cherny
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803236080
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Political Science

An edited volume exploring the role women played in California politics in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

The Gold Rush

Author: Kerri O'Donnell
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group
ISBN: 0823936821
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Uses primary source documents, narrative, and illustrations to recount how the mid-nineteenth century California gold rush affected Americans and immigrants and how it shaped history.

The California Gold Rush

Author: KidCaps
Publisher: BookCaps Study Guides
ISBN: 9781621073390
Release Date: 2016-04-09
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

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.

Melbourne after the gold rush

Author: Michael Cannon
Publisher:
ISBN: STANFORD:36105005115550
Release Date: 1993
Genre: History

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'.

The Gold Rush

Author: Jeremy Thornton
Publisher: Rosen Classroom
ISBN: 0823989593
Release Date: 2004-01-01
Genre: History

This book briefly describes the reasons for Chinese immigration to the United States during the late 19th century, and the challenges they faced on arrival.

Wages in California During the Gold Rush

Author: Robert Andrew Margo
Publisher:
ISBN: STANFORD:36105029074775
Release Date: 1997
Genre: California

The California Gold Rush was an unexpected shock of tremendous size that prompted the costly re-allocation of labor to a frontier region. Using newly-collected archival data, this paper presents estimates of nominal and real wages in Gold Rush California. Consistent with a simple dynamic model of labor market adjustment, real wages rose sharply during the early years of the Rush (1848-1852), declined abruptly following massive in-migration 1850s. However, although the Rush itself was a transitory event, it left California wages permanently higher. Estimates based on census data suggest that the supply of labor into Gold Rush California was about half as elastic as the supply of labor into Alaska during the Pipeline Era

The Gold Rush

Author: Emily Raabe
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group
ISBN: 0823964949
Release Date: 2003-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Describes how the 1848 discovery of gold at Sutter's Mill, California, sparked a movement of people to California from around the country and the world.

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.