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Gold : firsthand accounts from the rush that made the West

Author: John Richard Stephens
Publisher: Guilford, Connecticut : TwoDot, an imprint of Globe Pequot Press, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Gold Rush era was an amazing time in our country's history. California had just been occupied during the Mexican-American War and wasn't officially a U.S. territory yet when gold was discovered in 1848. Suddenly the whole world was electrified by the news and tales of men digging vast amounts of wealth out of the ground, even finding gold nuggets just lying around. Within five years, 250,000 miners dug up more  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Sources
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Richard Stephens
ISBN: 9780762791507 0762791500
OCLC Number: 857803680
Description: xix, 347 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: The World's Most Humongous Treasure Hunt --
Part One. Nonfiction --
Discovering Gold / James Marshall --
My Great Plans Were Destroyed / John A. Sutter --
"Gold! Gold!!!" / General William Tecumseh Sherman --
The Californian Ceases Publication / The Californian --
Official Report to the US Government / Colonel Richard Mason --
Trading for Dust / Franklin Buck --
The Rush Begins / Elisha Oscar Crosby --
A Flood of Pioneers / Alonzo Delano --
Rich Diggings / James Ayers --
Of Miners and Gold / Carl Meyer --
Living Dead in Califor-nee / Alonzo Delano --
Seeking Richer Diggings / John S. Hittell --
California's Strange Society / Henry Coke --
The Fast Life in San Francisco / J.D. Borthwick --
To Live by Luck / Henry David Thoreau --
A Woman at the Mines / Dame Shirley --
Gold Made Misery My Companion / Alonzo Delano --
Christmas and New Years' in Mud Springs / Andrew Gilmore --
San Francisco and Its Corrupt Government / Mifflin Wistar Gibbs --
Flush Times in California / Ulysses S. Grant --
Lost in Snow / Anonymous --
The Strangest Population / Mark Twain --
Part Two. Fiction --
All Gold Cañon / Jack London --
The Banks of the Sacramento / Jack London --
Scorpion Gulch / Nathan Urner --
The Luck of Roaring Camp / Bret Harte --
How I Went to the Mines / Bret Harte.
Responsibility: John Richard Stephens.

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