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Gamblers and dreamers : women, men, and community in the Klondike

Author: Charlene L Porsild
Publisher: Vancouver, B.C. : UBC Press, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Gamblers and Dreamers tackles some of the myths about the history of the North in the era of the gold rush.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Porsild, Charlene L., 1965-
Gamblers and dreamers.
Vancouver, B.C. : UBC Press, ©1998
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Charlene L Porsild
ISBN: 0585333351 9780585333359
OCLC Number: 45844098
Awards: Winner of Clio Award (North), Canadian Historical Association 1999 (Canada)
Winner of W. Turrentine Jackson Prize, Western History Association 2000 (United States)
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 250 pages) : illustrations
Contents: ""Contents""; ""Illustrations, Maps, and Tables""; ""Preface""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""1 Gamblers of a Hundred Hells and Dreamers from the Seven Seas""; ""2 The Original Yukoners and the Klondike Gold Rush""; ""3 The Thrill of the Chase: Miners and Other Labouring People in Dawson""; ""4 The Scarlet Ladder: Work and Social Life in Dawson's Underworld""; ""5 'Like Flocks of Migrating Geese': Social Work and Religious Life in the Klondike""; ""6 Sterling Reputations and Golden Opportunities: The Professional and Business Sectors of Dawson""; ""7 Women, Men, and Community in the Klondike"" ""Appendix: Quantifying the Klondike""""Notes""; ""Bibliography""; ""Index""; ""A""; ""B""; ""C""; ""D""; ""E""; ""F""; ""G""; ""H""; ""I""; ""J""; ""K""; ""L""; ""M""; ""N""; ""O""; ""P""; ""Q""; ""R""; ""S""; ""T""; ""U""; ""V""; ""W""; ""Y""; ""Z""
Responsibility: Charlene L. Porsild.
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Charlene Porsild could walk the Chilkoot Trail blindfolded. She knows every rock and stone along the way, every acre of fire-scarred earth ... the information she uncovered ... Has challenged myths Read more...

 
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