They Saw the Elephant: Women in the California Gold Rush

They Saw the Elephant: Women in the California Gold Rush

by Joann Levy, Jo Ann Levy
     
 

ISBN-10: 0806124733

ISBN-13: 9780806124735

Pub. Date: 09/28/2014

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

"The phrase ’seeing the elephant’ symbolized for ’49 gold rushers the exotic, the mythical, the once-in-a-lifetime adventure, unequaled anywhere else but in the journey to the promised land of fortune: California. Most western myths . . . generally depict an exclusively male gold rush. Levy’s book debunks that myth. Here a variety of

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Overview

"The phrase ’seeing the elephant’ symbolized for ’49 gold rushers the exotic, the mythical, the once-in-a-lifetime adventure, unequaled anywhere else but in the journey to the promised land of fortune: California. Most western myths . . . generally depict an exclusively male gold rush. Levy’s book debunks that myth. Here a variety of women travel, work, and write their way across the pages of western migrant history."-Choice

"One of the best and most comprehensive accounts of gold rush life to date"ˆ–San Francisco Chronicle

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780806124735
Publisher:
University of Oklahoma Press
Publication date:
09/28/2014
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
366,896
Product dimensions:
8.92(w) x 10.92(h) x 0.74(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

List of Illustrations,
Preface,
Introduction,
1. Over the Plains,
2. Across the Sea,
3. Home Sweet Home,
4. Ashes to Ashes,
5. Working Women,
6. Free to Be,
7. All the World's a Stage,
8. Improper Society,
9. Love and Marriage,
10. Weaving the Social Fabric,
Postscript,
Acknowledgments,
Bibliography,
Index,

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