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The Gold Rush
     

The Gold Rush

by Sally Senzell Isaacs
 

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Join the thousands of people from all over the world who rushed to California between 1848 and 1854 in search of gold, riches, jobs, and homes. Learn what it was like to live and work in a gold-mining camp. Find out how San Francisco suddenly grew from a quiet village to a busy city. Discover what happened to people and places when there was no more gold left to mine.

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Join the thousands of people from all over the world who rushed to California between 1848 and 1854 in search of gold, riches, jobs, and homes. Learn what it was like to live and work in a gold-mining camp. Find out how San Francisco suddenly grew from a quiet village to a busy city. Discover what happened to people and places when there was no more gold left to mine.

This book describes in detail the lives of ordinary people in the United States who joined the California gold rush and then settled in the West. Each book in the series uses reconstruction illustrations and photographs along with clear text and fact boxes to bring the story of our nation to life.

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School Library Journal
Gr 4-6-Abundant illustrations and well-organized texts make these books solid choices. In manageable double-page chapters, each title provides a chronological overview of its topic. Yellow text boxes place the specific events within the larger historical context of the day. Green boxes provide details related to the book's topic. All three titles examine not only the determination of the settlers to explore, claim land, and search for wealth, but also the impact of these events on other groups such as the various tribes of Native Americans. Illustrations, replicas of period pieces, and black-and-white photographs add interest to the narratives, which are accessible but dry. Unfortunately, the lists for suggested reading are meager and do not include Web sites. For additional titles that bring the gold rush and the Lewis and Clark expedition to life, try Rosalyn Schanzer's Gold Fever! (1999) and How We Crossed the West (2002, both National Geographic).-Deanna Romriell, Salt Lake City Library, UT Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403425010
Publisher:
Heinemann
Publication date:
07/01/2003
Series:
The American Adventure Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.69(w) x 11.25(h) x 0.34(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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