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Claiming the land : British Columbia and the making of a new El Dorado

Author: Daniel Patrick Marshall
Publisher: Vancouver, British Columbia : Ronsdale Press, 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A history of the Fraser River goldrush in the year 1858. It focuses on the war between the native gold miners and the mostly California gold miners, along with the attempts by the British to retain control. It deals with the miners' associations and the numerous non-Caucasian groups as part of the gold rush."--
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Patrick Marshall
ISBN: 9781553805021 155380502X 9781553805045 1553805046
OCLC Number: 1044580655
Description: xiv, 406 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: Fraser River fever on the Pacific slope of North America --
Prophetic patterns: the search for a New El Dorado --
The fur trade world --
The Californian world --
The British world --
Fortunes foretold: the Fraser River war --
Mapping the New El Dorado --
Inventing Canada from west to east --
Conclusion: "The River bears south".
Responsibility: Daniel Marshall.

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"A history of the Fraser River goldrush in the year 1858. It focuses on the war between the native gold miners and the mostly California gold miners, along with the attempts by the British to retain control. It deals with the miners' associations and the numerous non-Caucasian groups as part of the gold rush."--

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