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The age of gold : the California Gold Rush and the birth of modern America

Author: H W Brands
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A history of the people and commercial imperatives that contributed to the California gold rush discusses the massive influx of hundreds of thousands of people to the area, which became a state in record time.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: H W Brands
ISBN: 0385502168 9780385502160
OCLC Number: 317283933
Description: 547 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Prologue: The Baron and the Carpenter (Coloma: January 1848) --
The Gathering of Peoples (From the World to California: 1848-1849) --
From Vulcan's Forge (The Goldfields: 1848-1850s) --
American Athena (California: 1849-1856) --
The Gordian Knot and the Pacific Connection (California and the Union: 1856-1869) --
The New El Dorado (America in the Age of Gold)
Responsibility: H.W. Brands.

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A history of the people and commercial imperatives that contributed to the California gold rush discusses the massive influx of hundreds of thousands of people to the area, which became a state in record time.

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