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!

What was the Gold Rush

Author: Joan Holub
Publisher:
ISBN: 1424258979
Release Date: 2013
Genre: California

Describes the nineteenth century American gold rush, and includes information on gold rush "boomtowns," relations between Native Americans and gold rush pioneers, and the importance of the gold rush on American history.

What was the Gold Rush

Author: Joan Holub
Publisher:
ISBN: 0545640350
Release Date: 2013
Genre: California

Describes the nineteenth century American gold rush, and includes information on gold rush "boomtowns," relations between Native Americans and gold rush pioneers, and the importance of the gold rush on American history.

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 Gold Rush

Author: David Hill
Publisher: Random House Australia
ISBN: 9781864711301
Release Date: 2011
Genre: History

Examines the history of the Australian gold rushes of the mid to late 1800s and their effects on the development of the country.

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 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 Gold Rush of 1849

Author: Arthur Blake
Publisher:
ISBN: 1562944835
Release Date: 1995
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

The story of the California gold rush and its effect on the character of the United States

The Gold Rush

Author: Liza Ketchum
Publisher: Little Brown
ISBN: 0316490474
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Illustrates the event which drew thousands of people to California and its effect on the gold seekers, the Spanish settlers, and the native Indian tribes who lived there.