Gold

Gold

by John Richard Stephens

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Overview

The Gold Rush era was an amazing time in our country's history. California had just been occupied during the Mexican-American War and wasn't officially a U.S. territory yet when gold was discovered in 1848. Suddenly the whole world was electrified by the news and tales of men digging vast amounts of wealth out of the ground, even finding gold nuggets just lying around. Within five years, 250,000 miners dug up more than $200 million in gold—about $600 billion in today's dollars.Gold offers a feel for what it was like to live through the heady days of the discovery and exploitation of gold in California in the mid-1800s through firsthand accounts, short stories, and tall tales written by the people who were there. These eyewitness accounts offer an immediacy that brings the events to life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780762791507
Publisher: TwoDot
Publication date: 06/03/2014
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

John Richard Stephens began writing books in 1987. Prior to becoming an author, he held a wide variety of occupations ranging from work as a psychiatric counselor in two hospitals to being an intelligence officer and squadron commander in the U.S. Air Force. John has had nineteen books published so far, including Commanding the Storm (Lyons Press), Weird History 101, and Wyatt Earp Speaks.

Table of Contents

ContentsAcknowledgmentsA Note on the TextIntroduction: The World's Most Humongous Treasure HuntPart One: Nonfiction1 Discovering Gold: James Marshall2 My Great Plans Were Destroyed: John A. Sutter3 "Gold! Gold!!!": General William Tecumseh Sherman4 The Californian Ceases Publication: The Californian5 Official Report to the US Government: Colonel Richard Mason6 Trading for Dust: Franklin Buck 7 The Rush Begins: Elisha 'scar Crosby8 A Flood of Pioneers: Alonzo Delano9 Rich Diggings: James Ayers10 Of Miners and Gold: Carl Meyer11 Living Dead in Califor-nee: Alonzo Delano12 Seeking Richer Diggings: John S. Hittell13 California's Strange Society: Henry Coke14 The Fast Life in San Francisco: J. D. Borthwick15 To Live by Luck: Henry David Thoreau16 A Woman at the Mines: Dame Shirley17 Gold Made Misery My Companion: Alonzo Delano18 Christmas and New Years' in Mud Springs: Andrew Gilmore19 San Francisco and Its Corrupt Government: Mifflin Wistar Gibbs20 Flush Times in California: Ulysses S. Grant21 Lost in Snow: Anonymous22 The Strangest Population: Mark TwainPart Two: Fiction23 All Gold Cañon: Jack London24 The Banks of the Sacramento: Jack London25 ContentsAcknowledgmentsA Note on the TextIntroduction: The World's Most Humongous Treasure HuntPart One: Nonfiction1 Discovering Gold: James Marshall2 My Great Plans Were Destroyed: John A. Sutter3 "Gold! Gold!!!": General William Tecumseh Sherman4 The Californian Ceases Publication: The Californian5 Official Report to the US Government: Colonel Richard Mason6 Trading for Dust: Franklin Buck 7 The Rush Begins: Elisha 'scar Crosby8 A Flood of Pioneers: Alonzo Delano9 Rich Diggings: James Ayers10 Of Miners and Gold: Carl Meyer11 Living Dead in Califor-nee: Alonzo Delano12 Seeking Richer Diggings: John S. Hittell13 California's Strange Society: Henry Coke14 The Fast Life in San Francisco: J. D. Borthwick15 To Live by Luck: Henry David Thoreau16 A Woman at the Mines: Dame Shirley17 Gold Made Misery My Companion: Alonzo Delano18 Christmas and New Years' in Mud Springs: Andrew Gilmore19 San Francisco and Its Corrupt Government: Mifflin Wistar Gibbs20 Flush Times in California: Ulysses S. Grant21 Lost in Snow: Anonymous22 The Strangest Population: Mark TwainPart Two: Fiction23 All Gold Cañon: Jack London24 The Banks of the Sacramento: Jack London25 Scorpion Gulch: Nathan Urner26 The Luck of Roaring Camp: Bret Harte27 How I Went to the Mines: Bret HarteScorpion Gulch: Nathan Urner26 The Luck of Roaring Camp: Bret Harte27 How I Went to the Mines: Bret Harte

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