They Saw the Elephant: Women in the California Gold Rush

They Saw the Elephant: Women in the California Gold Rush

by JoAnn Levy

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They Saw the Elephant: Women in the California Gold Rush by JoAnn Levy

"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: 9780806189956
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
Publication date: 07/10/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 288
File size: 17 MB
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About the Author

JoAnn Levy is a free-lance writer born and raised in California. She lives in Los Angeles, but is most at home in a mountainside cabin near the Old Okum mine in the Sierra Nevada Mother Lode.

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