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The Resource Gold : firsthand accounts from the rush that made the West, John Richard Stephens

Gold : firsthand accounts from the rush that made the West, John Richard Stephens

Label
Gold : firsthand accounts from the rush that made the West
Title
Gold
Title remainder
firsthand accounts from the rush that made the West
Statement of responsibility
John Richard Stephens
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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 than $200 million in gold--about $600 billion in today's dollars. Gold offers a feel for what it was like to live through the heady days of the discovery and exploitation of gold in California in the mid-1800s through firsthand accounts, short stories, and tall tales written by the people who were there. These eyewitness accounts offer an immediacy that brings the events to life"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stephens, John Richard
Dewey number
979.4/04
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
F865
LC item number
.S8196 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • California
  • California
  • Gold miners
  • California
  • Gold mines and mining
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • California
  • Gold in literature
  • Miners in literature
  • Frontier and pioneer life in literature
  • HISTORY / United States / 19th Century
  • HISTORY / United States / State & Local / West (AK, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NV, UT, WY)
  • HISTORY / Expeditions & Discoveries
Target audience
adult
Label
Gold : firsthand accounts from the rush that made the West, John Richard Stephens
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
20377672
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 347 pages
Isbn
9780762791507
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2014010709
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Gold : firsthand accounts from the rush that made the West, John Richard Stephens
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
20377672
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 347 pages
Isbn
9780762791507
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2014010709
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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