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: Elizabeth Hudson Goff
Publisher: Gareth Stevens
ISBN: 9780836862027
Release Date: 2006-01-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Depicts frontier life in California during the mid-nineteenth-century Gold Rush, and provides a brief history of the state.

The California Gold Rush

Author: Mark A. Eifler
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317910213
Release Date: 2016-07-22
Genre: History

In January of 1848, James Marshall discovered gold at Sutter's Mill in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. For a year afterward, news of this discovery spread outward from California and started a mass migration to the gold fields. Thousands of people from the East Coast aspiring to start new lives in California financed their journey West on the assumption that they would be able to find wealth. Some were successful, many were not, but they all permanently changed the face of the American West. In this text, Mark Eifler examines the experiences of the miners, demonstrates how the gold rush affected the United States, and traces the development of California and the American West in the second half of the nineteenth century. This migration dramatically shifted transportation systems in the US, led to a more powerful federal role in the West, and brought about mining regulation that lasted well into the twentieth century. Primary sources from the era and web materials help readers comprehend what it was like for these nineteenth-century Americans who gambled everything on the pursuit of gold.

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.

The California Gold Rush and the Coming of the Civil War

Author: Leonard L. Richards
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780307267375
Release Date: 2007-02-13
Genre: History

Award-winning historian Leonard L. Richards gives us an authoritative and revealing portrait of an overlooked harbinger of the terrible battle that was to come. When gold was discovered at Sutter's Mill in 1848, Americans of all stripes saw the potential for both wealth and power. Among the more calculating were Southern slave owners. By making California a slave state, they could increase the value of their slaves—by 50 percent at least, and maybe much more. They could also gain additional influence in Congress and expand Southern economic clout, abetted by a new transcontinental railroad that would run through the South. Yet, despite their machinations, California entered the union as a free state. Disillusioned Southerners would agitate for even more slave territory, leading to the Kansas-Nebraska Act and, ultimately, to the Civil War itself.

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.

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.

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

The Gold Rush

Author: Ralph K. Andrist
Publisher: New Word City
ISBN: 9781612308975
Release Date: 2015-08-06
Genre: History

The discovery of a nugget in California in 1848 set off the first gold rush in history. In 1849 alone, the population increased 500 percent as 80,000 men rushed to claim its riches; three years later, nearly 250,000 people lived there. By 1865, miners had dug and panned $750 million in gold from the hills and streambeds of California. In other countries, mines that produced precious metals were the property of kings and princes. But in California, the gold, like everything else on the frontier, belonged to those who took it. In The Gold Rush, historian Ralph K. Andrist details the culture and characters that created a pivotal moment in American history.

Gold Rush in the Jungle

Author: Dan Drollette, Jr.
Publisher: Crown
ISBN: 9780307955876
Release Date: 2013-04-16
Genre: Nature

An engrossing, adventure-filled account of the rush to discover and save Vietnam's most extraordinary animals Deep in the jungle where the borders of Vietnam meet those of Laos and Cambodia is a region known as "the lost world." Large mammals never seen before by Western science have popped up frequently in these mountains in the last decade, including a half-goat/half-ox, a deer that barks, and a close relative of the nearly extinct Javan rhino. In an age when scientists are excited by discovering a new kind of tube worm, the thought of finding and naming a new large terrestrial mammal is astonishing, and wildlife biologists from all over the world are flocking to this dangerous region. The result is a race between preservation and destruction. Containing research gathered from famous biologists, conservationists, indigenous peoples, former POWs, ex-Viet Cong, and the first U.S. ambassador to Vietnam since the war's end, Gold Rush in the Jungle goes deep into the valleys, hills, and hollows of Vietnam to explore the research, the international trade in endangered species, the lingering effects of Agent Orange, and the effort of a handful of biologists to save the world's rarest animals.

Art of the Gold Rush

Author: Janice T. Driesbach
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520935150
Release Date: 1998-04-01
Genre: History

The California Gold Rush captured the get-rich dreams of people around the world more completely than almost any event in American history. This catalog, published in celebration of the sesquicentennial of the 1848 discovery of gold at Sutter's Mill, shows the vitality of the arts in the Golden State during the latter nineteenth century and documents the dramatic impact of the Gold Rush on the American imagination. Among the throngs of gold-seekers in California were artists, many self-taught, others formally trained, and their arrival produced an outpouring of artistic works that provide insights into Gold Rush events, personages, and attitudes. The best-known painting of the Gold Rush era, C.C. Nahl's Sunday Morning in the Mines (1872), was created nearly two decades after gold fever had subsided. By then the Gold Rush's mythic qualities were well established, and new allegories—particularly the American belief in the rewards of hard work and enterprise—can be seen on Nahl's canvas. Other works added to the image of California as a destination for ambitious dreamers, an image that prevails to this day. In bringing together a range of art and archival material such as artists' diaries and contemporary newspaper articles, The Art of the Gold Rush broadens our understanding of American culture during a memorable period in the nation's history.

The California Gold Rush

Author: Judy Monroe
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 0736810986
Release Date: 2002-01-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Follows the development of the gold rush in California starting in the 1840s, examining its effects on the economic, social, and political development of the area from early times through statehood and into the modern day.

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.

After the Gold Rush

Author: Steve McConnell
Publisher:
ISBN: 0735608776
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Computers

A new addition to the Best Practices series presents an incisive reflection on and look at the future of software engineering, offering a collection of original essays on critical trends that will shape the industry. Original. (Beginner).