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xii, 367 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
  • Preface-- Introduction Kenneth N. Owens1. Gold-Rich Saints: Mormon Beginnings of the California Gold Rush Kenneth N. Owens2. "We Will Make Our Fortunes--No Doubt of It": The Worldwide Rush to California Malcolm J. Rohrbough3. "The Greatest and Most Perverted Paradise": Forty-Niners in Latin America Brian Roberts4. Clouded Legacy: California Indians and the Gold Rush Albert L. Hurtado5. "My Brother's Keeper": Mexicans and the Hunt for Prosperity in California, 1848-2 Michael J. Gonzalez6. Never Far from Home: Being Chinese in the California Gold Rush Sylvia Sun Minnick7. "Do You Think I'll Lug Trunks?" African Americans in Gold Rush California Shirley Ann Wilson Moore8. Disorder, Crime, and Punishment in the California Gold Rush Martin Ridge9. Where Have All the Young Men Gone? The Social Legacy of the California Gold Rush Elizabeth Jameson10. The Last Fandango: Women, Work, and the End of the California Gold Rush Susan L. Johnson 11. After California: Later Gold Rushes of the Pacific Basin Jeremy Mouat12. From Gold Pans to California Dredges: The Search for Mass Production in Placer Mining Clark C. Spence13. The Last Great Gold Rush: From California to the Klondike in the Nineteenth Century Charlene Porsild14. Begun by Gold: Sacramento and the Gold Rush Legacy after 150 Years Kenneth N. OwensList of Contributors-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780803286177 20160528
The California Gold Rush was much more than a western or white event-it involved and affected diverse peoples, places, and histories far outside of its region and time. In this volume, leading scholars cast new light on the Gold Rush by examining its trajectory and legacy within a global context of race, economics, and culture. A dynamic range of peoples were drawn to and impacted by the California Gold Rush-including Mormons, California Indians, African Americans, Chinese, Mexicans and Latin Americans. Special attention is given here to their varying motivations and experiences and frequently shared struggle against racism in California. The roles and influence of other important components of Gold Rush society-women, workers, law-breakers, and law-enforcers-are also examined. A number of contributors cast their eyes beyond the event to consider its long-term consequences for California history and for subsequent gold rushes in the northwest and Klondike. With lively and incisive strokes, the contributors to this collection paint the most complete and nuanced portrait of the California Gold Rush to date. Kenneth N. Owens is a professor emeritus of history at California State University. He is the editor of The Wreck of the Sv. Nikolai and John Sutter and a Wider West, both published by the University of Nebraska Press.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780803286177 20160528
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
GES-55Q-01
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xxxvii, 195 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
GES-55Q-01
Book
xxii, 265 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Green Library, Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
GES-55Q-01