Year of Mud and Gold San Francisco in Letters and Diaries, 1849-1850

ISBN-10: 0803262108
ISBN-13: 9780803262102
Edition: 2003
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Description: 'A Year of Mud and Gold' is a collection of over 200 excerpts from the letters and diaries of ordinary men and women caught up in the transformation of San Francisco during the gold rush from a small Mexican outpost to a rough-and-tumble boom town  More...

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Book details

List price: $18.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Publication date: 10/1/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 241
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.166

'A Year of Mud and Gold' is a collection of over 200 excerpts from the letters and diaries of ordinary men and women caught up in the transformation of San Francisco during the gold rush from a small Mexican outpost to a rough-and-tumble boom town of gamblers, prostitutes, preachers and entrepreneurs.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Street Map of San Francisco in 1850
First Impressions
The Ties that Bind
O, Don't You Cry for Me
Madmen, Drunkards, Murderers, and Whores
The Phoenix Rises
Men without Women
The Course of Empire
A Home in the West
Epilogue
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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