Blacks in Gold Rush California

Blacks in Gold Rush California

by Richard M. Lapp, Rudolph M. Lapp
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300065450

ISBN-13: 9780300065459

Pub. Date: 09/01/1995

Publisher: Yale University Press

By 1860, twelve years after the discovery of gold at Sutter's Mill, more than five thousand American blacks had made the difficult trek to California in search of quick wealth. This fascinating book tells their story, filling in a missing chapter of American history.  See more details below

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By 1860, twelve years after the discovery of gold at Sutter's Mill, more than five thousand American blacks had made the difficult trek to California in search of quick wealth. This fascinating book tells their story, filling in a missing chapter of American history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300065459
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
09/01/1995
Series:
The Lamar Series in Western History
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
348
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.78(d)

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Table of Contents

Illustrations
Preface
Acknowledgments
1Before the Gold Rush1
2Blacks Join the Gold Rush12
3In the Mines49
4In the Cities94
5Southern California118
6Slavery and the Fugitive Slave in California126
7Churches and Schools158
8The Background of the Colored Convention Movement186
9The Three Conventions210
10The Exodus to Victoria239
11The Last Years of the Decade255
Notes275
Bibliographical Essay307
Index315

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