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The gold crusades : a social history of gold rushes, 1849-1929

Author: George Fetherling
Publisher: Toronto : University of Toronto Press, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. edView all editions and formats
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Among the hordes of starry-eyed 'argonauts' who flocked to the California gold rush of 1849 was an Australian named Edward Hargraves. He left America empty-handed, only to find gold in his own backyard. The result was the great Australian rush of the 1850s, which also attracted participants from around the world. A South African named P.J. Marais was one of them. Marais too returned home in defeat - only to set in
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George Fetherling
ISBN: 0802080464 9780802080462
OCLC Number: 39508362
Description: 222 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: Gold Crusaders --
1. The California Delusion --
2. The Crown and the Southern Cross --
3. To the Ends of the Empire --
4. Silver into Gold --
5. Titans in South Africa --
6. The Rand and Western Australia --
7. Many Roads to Dawson --
8. Climax and Retreat --
9. Last Stands --
L'Envoi.
Responsibility: Douglas Fetherling.
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