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My life during the Gold Rush

Author: Max Caswell
Publisher: New York : Gareth Stevens Publishing, [2018]
Series: My place in history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 1848, thousands of people from all over the world dropped their mundane lives and embarked on sometimes deadly journeys with hopes of striking gold in the American West. This book chronicles a fascinating period of American history through fictional found ephemera, meticulously researched and developed to create an inside look into the life and struggle of the forty-niners. Captivating black-and-white photography  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Juvenile works
Literature
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Max Caswell
ISBN: 9781538202975 1538202972 9781538202982 1538202980 9781538202999 1538202999
OCLC Number: 973878981
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 24 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm.
Contents: Gold discovered! --
Life along the river --
These poor men --
They came in ships --
By land --
Too many people, too little gold --
San Francisco! --
A new camp --
The rush is over.
Series Title: My place in history.
Responsibility: Max Caswell.

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In 1848, thousands of people from all over the world dropped their mundane lives and embarked on sometimes deadly journeys with hopes of striking gold in the American West. This book chronicles a fascinating period of American history through fictional found ephemera, meticulously researched and developed to create an inside look into the life and struggle of the forty-niners. Captivating black-and-white photography of the miners illustrates their powerful story. Maps of the Gold Rush main routes and destinations are included. This book is sure to engage even reluctant readers of American history!

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