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The California Gold Rush: West with the Forty-Niners
     

The California Gold Rush: West with the Forty-Niners

by Elizabeth Van Steenwyk
 
This account takes the reader on the trail of the thousands of men and women who raced to California in the 1849 gold rush and discusses the many hardships they overcame.

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This account takes the reader on the trail of the thousands of men and women who raced to California in the 1849 gold rush and discusses the many hardships they overcame.

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Gr 5-7-- An advantage this book has over Rhoda Blumberg's excellent The Great American Gold Rush (Bradbury, 1989) is the lack of footnote style and a good many illustrations in some kind of color--if only a wash. There is not much that can be added to the story of the California gold rush, but Van Steenwyk tries. The discovery of gold at Sutter's mill is somewhat more dramatic and vivid than in other accounts. However, a statement that sea-traveling rushers were called Argonauts ``after the gold seekers in Greek mythology'' makes one wonder whether gold nuggets and the golden fleece can be equated. Mention, and a picture, of Lola Montez, a gold camp entertainer, is a plus. The story of foreign miners who came to California, particularly the Chinese, enlarges readers' knowledge. Two full-page, useful maps and a helpful glossary round out this attractive addition to literature on the topic. --George Gleason, Department of English, Southwest Missouri State University, Springfield

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780531200322
Publisher:
Scholastic Library Publishing
Publication date:
10/01/1991
Series:
First Books Series
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
7.33(w) x 8.76(h) x 0.49(d)
Age Range:
10 - 12 Years

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