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The Resource The California gold rush : a brief history with documents, Andrew C. Isenberg, Temple University

The California gold rush : a brief history with documents, Andrew C. Isenberg, Temple University

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The California gold rush : a brief history with documents
Title
The California gold rush
Title remainder
a brief history with documents
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Andrew C. Isenberg, Temple University
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eng
Summary
The story of the California Gold Rush is one of unanticipated, rapid, and momentous change. In 1848, California was a remote and underpopulated province of Mexico; by 1850 it had become part of the United States and produced one-third of the gold in the world. Popularly, the Gold Rush is remembered as a pleasant adventure in which many prospectors not only became wealthy but furthered national expansion. Yet few prospectors struck it rich, the Gold Rush was characterized by appalling violence, and the environmental consequences of mining were devastating. In this volume, Andrew C. Isenberg confronts these controversies and paradoxes directly. The collection focuses on the social and environmental context and consequences of the Gold Rush, and considers, in the final section, whether the popular memory and scholarly understanding of the Gold Rush reflect that context and those consequences
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YDX
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Isenberg, Andrew C.
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maps
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index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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The Bedford series in history and culture
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  • California
  • Gold
  • Sacramento (Calif.)
  • Indians of North America
  • Chinese
  • Mining camps
  • Chinese
  • Gold
  • Gold mines and mining
  • Indians of North America
  • Mining camps
  • California
  • California
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The California gold rush : a brief history with documents, Andrew C. Isenberg, Temple University
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 139-140) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
1006454573
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xiv, 146 pages
Isbn
9781457671647
Lccn
2017277664
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
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(OCoLC)1006454573
Label
The California gold rush : a brief history with documents, Andrew C. Isenberg, Temple University
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 139-140) 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
Control code
1006454573
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xiv, 146 pages
Isbn
9781457671647
Lccn
2017277664
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)1006454573

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