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!

Gold Rush

Author: Jim Richards
Publisher: Fremantle Press
ISBN: 9781925164022
Release Date: 2016-09-01
Genre: Travel

When young Jim Richards left the army to make to chase a dream, he had no language skills, no money and no idea, just the kind of gold lust that has driven fortune hunters throughout history. And when he struck gold and diamonds in the remote rivers of Guyana, his problems and his success grew in equal measure. Jim Richards has done it all: dived for diamonds in the piranha-infested rivers of South America; discovered a fabulously rich goldmine in the Australian outback; got caught up in the world's biggest mining scam in Indonesia; and even started a gold rush in the war-torn jungles of Laos.

The California Gold Rush

Author: Mel Friedman
Publisher: Childrens Press
ISBN: 0531212440
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Discusses the California Gold Rush in American history, including the first discovery of gold, the 49ers, and how the gold rush changed the landscape of America.

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.

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

The Gold Rush

Author: Jeremy Thornton
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group
ISBN: 0823968332
Release Date: 2004-01-01
Genre: History

Chronicles the emigration of Chinese to the United States at the time of the California Gold Rush, telling what conditions were like before their departure, during their trip, and after their arrival in the United States.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

The Gold Rush

Author: Frank Lewis
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781436311427
Release Date: 2010-04-09
Genre: Fiction

In 1849, the greatest gold rush in history began as thousands of wouldbe- miners, gamblers, murderers and prostitutes made their way to California to seek their fortunes. In less than two years, more than 100,00 people arrived from all over the world to get in on the action. When the first gold nugget was found in the "Mother Lode," no one understood the importance of the discovery. Soon however, hundreds of ships littered San Francisco's harbor, abandoned by crew members rushing to the goldfields. The first gold was actually discovered in 1847 when California was still part of Mexico. The United States had declared war against Mexico in 1846. In 1848, Mexico ceded California and other western lands to the United States before news of the gold strike was known. The land belonged to the U.S. Government. It was not "open"-not free for the taking - so all the mining done was extralegal (outside of the law). Once word got out that there was gold to be had for the taking, short of sending in the Army to kill them, there was no way to stop the miners. They seized land and established Mining Districts that weren't authorized by Federal law, and then set about governing themselves. San Francisco and Sacramento became lawless, criminal-dominated cities where no man was safe who could not defend himself. In The Gold Rush, 1847-1849, the seventh book in the series, Caleb and his ladies fight to protect their property from a ruthless New York Syndicate that will stop at nothing, even murder, to take over their operations.

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.

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.

The Gold Rush

Author: Matthew Solomon
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9781137516114
Release Date: 2015-05-15
Genre: Art

One of the biggest hits of the silent era, The Gold Rush (1925) was famously described by Charlie Chaplin – the star, writer and director of the film – as 'the picture I want to be remembered by'. Enjoying popular and critical success not once but twice, the film was given a new lease of life with sound in 1942 after Chaplin added his own narration and music. Matthew Solomon provides an in-depth discussion of the film's genesis within the Northern genre, its production and reception history, and its subsequent canonisation. Considering both unauthorised and authorised versions of the film, he places them in the context of the turn-of-the-century Alaska Klondike Gold Rush and analyses their narrative and formal features. In tracing the stories of these multiple versions, Solomon shows how The Gold Rush problematises commonly accepted ideas about the singularity, authenticity and originality of an individual film.