After the Gold Rush

Author: Ralph Mann

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804711364

Category: History

Page: 332

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The California Gold Rush

Author: John Walton Caughey

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520027633

Category: History

Page: 348

View: 945


The California Gold Rush

Author: Judy Monroe

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9780736810982

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 52

View: 4444


Follows the development of the gold rush in California starting in the 1840s, examining its effects on the economic, social, and political development of the area from early times through statehood and into the modern day.

The Great Pikes Peak Gold Rush

Author: Robert L. Brown

Publisher: Caxton Press

ISBN: 9780870044120

Category: History

Page: 148

View: 1058


Colorado's Pikes Peak Gold Rush was an event of enormous social and cultural significance, changing the basic economy and lifestyle of the entire region. Pikes Peak became synonymous with the wild westward rush that ensued.

Gold Rush Manliness

Author: Christopher Herbert

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 0295744146

Category: History

Page: 280

View: 5664


The mid-nineteenth-century gold rushes bring to mind raucous mining camps and slapped-together cities populated by carousing miners, gamblers, and prostitutes. Yet many of the white men who went to the gold fields were products of the Victorian era: educated men who valued morality and order. Examining the closely linked gold rushes in California and British Columbia, historian Christopher Herbert shows that these men worried about the meaning of their manhood in the near-anarchic, ethnically mixed societies that grew up around the mines. As white gold rushers emigrated west, they encountered a wide range of people they considered inferior and potentially dangerous to white dominance, including Latin American, Chinese, and Indigenous peoples. The way that white miners interacted with these groups reflected their conceptions of race and morality, as well as the distinct political principles and strategies of the US and British colonial governments. The white miners were accustomed to white male domination, and their anxiety to continue it played a central role in the construction of colonial regimes. In addition to renovating traditional understandings of the Pacific Slope gold rushes, Herbert argues that historians� understanding of white manliness has been too fixated on the eastern United States and Britain. In the nineteenth century, popular attention largely focused on the West. It was in the gold fields and the cities they spawned that new ideas of white manliness emerged, prefiguring transformations elsewhere.

The California Gold Rush

Author: Mark A. Eifler

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317910222

Category: History

Page: 218

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In January of 1848, James Marshall discovered gold at Sutter's Mill in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. For a year afterward, news of this discovery spread outward from California and started a mass migration to the gold fields. Thousands of people from the East Coast aspiring to start new lives in California financed their journey West on the assumption that they would be able to find wealth. Some were successful, many were not, but they all permanently changed the face of the American West. In this text, Mark Eifler examines the experiences of the miners, demonstrates how the gold rush affected the United States, and traces the development of California and the American West in the second half of the nineteenth century. This migration dramatically shifted transportation systems in the US, led to a more powerful federal role in the West, and brought about mining regulation that lasted well into the twentieth century. Primary sources from the era and web materials help readers comprehend what it was like for these nineteenth-century Americans who gambled everything on the pursuit of gold.

California Gold Rush

Author: Linda Thompson

Publisher: Carson-Dellosa Publishing

ISBN: 1612364144

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 2417


Discusses The History And Events Of The California Gold Rush.

Gold Rush

Author: Jackie French

Publisher: Scholastic Australia

ISBN: 1761128833

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 160

View: 2793


Telling BITS of history as they really were! Gold fever hit Australia in the 1850s … and it was the start of a wild, crazy hunt that saw people from all over the world come to try their luck. A few people might have dug up a fortune, but what most diggers dug was latrines. It turns out that the Gold Rush was mostly smelly, dirty, filthy and just yuck. Welcome to the most STINKY look at Australia yet!

The California Gold Rush

Author: Kate Shoup

Publisher: Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 150260969X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

View: 8386


On January 24, 1848, pioneer James W. Marshall discovered gold in central California. When word got out, gold fever set in, drawing hundreds of thousands of pioneers to the state hoping to strike it rich. Discover the circumstances and effects of this event in The California Gold Rush.

Gold Rush!

Author: Jesse Wiley

Publisher: HMH Books For Young Readers

ISBN: 0358040574

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 179

View: 4567


You're in the middle of the Gold Rush, pioneer--and you are headed West on the Oregon Trail with hopes to strike it rich in this choose-your-own-trail experience. Travel in your large wagon train and decide whether you'll stay the course to Oregon or take The California Trail towards Sacramento. Do your choices lead to a fortune-filled future or will they lead you straight into danger? Westward ho!