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!

California Gold Rush

Author: Sheila Rivera
Publisher: ABDO Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781617861086
Release Date: 2010-09-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

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

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 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: 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.

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 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 California Gold Rush

Author: Elaine Landau
Publisher: Enslow Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 0766029018
Release Date: 2008-06-01
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.

California Gold Rush Grades 4 7

Author: Cindy Barden
Publisher: Mark Twain Media
ISBN: 9781580378529
Release Date: 2001-08-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Bring history to life for students in grades 4Ð7 with The California Gold Rush! This 64-page book provides challenging activities that enable students to explore history, geography, and social studies topics. Activities include word searches, fact-or-opinion questions, and creative writing. The book includes answer keys, time lines, and suggested reading lists.

Blacks in Gold Rush California

Author: Rudolph M. Lapp
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300065450
Release Date: 1995-09-01
Genre: History

Examines the lives of the thousands of free blacks and slaves who migrated to the California gold fields after 1848 and studies their relationships with other minorities and with whites

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.

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: 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.

California Gold Rush Cooking

Author: Lisa Golden Schroeder
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 0736806032
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Discusses the everyday life, cooking methods, common foods, and hardships and celebrations during the Gold Rush in California. Includes recipes.