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The age of gold : the California Gold Rush and the new American dream

Author: H W Brands
Publisher: New York : Anchor Books, 2003, ©2002.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: H W Brands
ISBN: 0385720882 9780385720885
OCLC Number: 53473867
Notes: Originally published by Doubleday, 2002.
Description: 549 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 20 cm.
Contents: Prologue: The Baron and the carpenter (Coloma: January 1848) --
PART ONE: THE gathering of the peoples (From the world to California 1848-1849) --
In the footsteps of Father Serra --
Across the Pacific --
The Peaks of Darien --
To the bottom of the world and back --
To see the elephant --
Where rivers die --
PART TWO: From Vulcan's Forge (The goldfields: 1848-1850s) --
With a washbowl on my knee --
A Millenium in a day --
PART THREE American Athena (California: 1849-1856) --
The Miracle of St. Francis --
Sutter's last stand --
Shaking the temple --
Children of the mother lode --
Reflections in an all-seeing eye --
PART FOUR: The Gordian knot and the Pacific connection (California and the Union: 1856-1869) --
The Pathfinder's return --
South by west --
From sea to shining sea --
PART FIVE: The New El Dorado (America in the age of gold) --
Prometheus unbound --
American dreamers --
Sources, Bibliography, Index, Acknowledgements.
Responsibility: H.W. Brands.

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