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.

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.

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.

Rock and Roll

Author: Maury Dean
Publisher: Algora Publishing
ISBN: 9780875862279
Release Date: 2003-01-01
Genre: Electronic books

An appreciation of Rock-n-Roll, song by song, from its roots and its inspriations to its divergent recent trends. A work of rough genius; DeanOCOs attempt to make connections though time and across genres is laudable."

Gold Rush Capitalists

Author: Mark A. Eifler
Publisher: UNM Press
ISBN: 0826328229
Release Date: 2002
Genre: History

Sacramento, California, was one of the largest cities in the West during the later half of the nineteenth century. Situated between the bay and the Sierra foothills, Sacramento seemed to fit a pattern of natural urban growth that capitalized upon natural resources and transportation routes. The city was also the capital of one of the most powerful states in the nation, but oddly, it has received little attention from urban historians. As a supply center for gold rush miners in the mid-nineteenth century, Sacramento was visited daily by thousands of wide-eyed adventurers who wrote detailed letters and journals about their travels in the West. Hundreds of amateur reporters compiled a rich record of the early years of city development, providing a rare opportunity for researchers to trace the economic and social development of a western city. During the latter half of the nineteenth century, the city was also battered by a series of natural and man-made disasters and one of the most violent land riots in California's history. Through this turmoil, Sacramento's many resident and visiting observers commented on what they perceived as the strengths and weaknesses of its urban leaders in great detail, thus providing a window onto the seemingly daily struggle for leadership and authority in a boom city. Eifler takes the reader on a journey into early western urbanization with his study of Sacramento. He examines the earliest founding of the city by speculators looking to cash in on gold rush trade, uncovering the rampant competition between a handful of men intent on creating a city that would dominate the mining trade. The arrival of thousands of miners into the region, who had their own ideas about what role a city should play in an isolated mining frontier, provides another complication in Sacramento's growth as miners and city founders clashed on nearly every civic issue. Rising tensions between these groups erupted into open warfare just twenty months after the city's founding. Eifler analyzes the aftermath of the riot, which discredited both founders and miner/settlers and gave rise to a new urban commercial class removed from the labors of mining. Thus, Sacramento's residents sought to create stable urban institutions that could, hopefully, safely negotiate the travails of unrestricted commercialism. Gold Rush Capitalists is an engaging, valuable glimpse of western urban development through the eyes of classes and individuals often at odds with each other but never completely divorced.

Days of Gold

Author: Karen Arlen
Publisher:
ISBN: 0964836254
Release Date: 1998-11-01
Genre: California

These are songs that were sung aboard ships and on wagon trains on the way to the gold fields.

Rush to Gold

Author: Malcolm J. Rohrbough
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300181401
Release Date: 2013-07-23
Genre: History

The California Gold Rush attracted 300,000 gold seekers in the mid-1800s, and it is the story of 30,000 Frenchman who came by sea that is told in The Rush to Gold. This is the first book to give an international focus to this pivotal time.

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.

Story of the California Gold Rush Coloring Book

Author: Peter F. Copeland
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486258140
Release Date: 1988-12-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Forty scenes: Sutter's Mill, mining camps and boomtowns, prospectors panning for gold, old San Francisco, more. Informative captions.

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