Blacks in Gold Rush California

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Overview

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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780300065459
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/1995
  • 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)

Table of Contents

Illustrations
Preface
Acknowledgments
1 Before the Gold Rush 1
2 Blacks Join the Gold Rush 12
3 In the Mines 49
4 In the Cities 94
5 Southern California 118
6 Slavery and the Fugitive Slave in California 126
7 Churches and Schools 158
8 The Background of the Colored Convention Movement 186
9 The Three Conventions 210
10 The Exodus to Victoria 239
11 The Last Years of the Decade 255
Notes 275
Bibliographical Essay 307
Index 315
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