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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 2002.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Chronicles the experiences of the men and women who traveled West to take part in the California Gold Rush and discusses how their experiences helped shape the history of the United States.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: H W Brands
ISBN: 0385720882 9780385720885
OCLC Number: 605753354
Description: 549 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Contents: Machine generated contents note: PART ONE --
The Gathering of Peoples --
(From the World to California: 1848-1849) 21 --
1. In the Footsteps of Father Serra 25 --
2. Across the Pacific 47 --
3. The Peaks of Darien 65 --
4. To the Bottom of the World and Back 93 --
5. To See the Elephant 122 --
6. Where Rivers Die 162 --
PART TWO --
From Vulcan's Forge --
(The Goldfields: 1848-1850s) 191 --
7. With a Washbowl on My Knee I95 --
8. A Millennium in a Day 226 --
PART THREE --
American Athena --
(California: 1849-1856) 243 --
9. The Miracle of St. Francis 247 --
10. Sutter's Last Stand 269 --
11. Shaking the Temple 287 --
12. Children of the Mother Lode 305 --
13. Reflections in an All-Seeing Eye 334 --
PART FOUR --
The Gordian Knot and the Pacific Connection --
(California and the Union: 1856-1869) 359 --
14. The Pathfinder's Return 363 --
15. South by West 382 --
I6. From Sea to Shining Sea 404 --
PART FIVE --
The New El Dorado --
(America in the Age of Gold) 439 --
17. Prometheus Unbound 445 --
I8. American Dreamers 475.

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Chronicles the experiences of the men and women who traveled West to take part in the California Gold Rush and discusses how their experiences helped shape the history of the United States.

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