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Blacks in Gold Rush California

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ISBN-10: 0300065450

ISBN-13: 9780300065459

Edition: N/A

Authors: Rudolph M. Lapp

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By 1860, twelve years after the discovery of gold at Sutter's Mill, more than five thousand American blacks had made the difficult trek to California in search of quick wealth. This fascinating book tells their story, filling in a missing chapter of American history.
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Book details

Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 9/27/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Before the Gold Rush
Blacks Join the Gold Rush
In the Mines
In the Cities
Southern California
Slavery and the Fugitive Slave in California
Churches and Schools
The Background of the Colored Convention Movement
The Three Conventions
The Exodus to Victoria
The Last Years of the Decade
Bibliographical Essay