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Gold! The Story of the 1848 Gold Rush and How It Shaped a Nation

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ISBN-10: 1560259612

ISBN-13: 9781560259619

Edition: N/A

Authors: Fred Rosen

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There isn't an American alive today who hasn't been affected by what happened at Sutter's Fort east of Sacramento on January 24, 1848. Carpenter James Marshall was building a sawmill when he accidentally discovered a pea-shaped nugget of gold in a ditch. Just like that, the American character changed, and the gold rush became the focal point of mid-nineteenth-century America. From 1848 to 1850, ninety thousand people trekked across the continent when California was still a vast wilderness. By 1854, that figure had risen to three hundred thousand. Representing every ethnic group, a substantial fraction of the American population migrated to California's gold fields in six years. The…    
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Book details

List price: $15.95
Publisher: Running Press
Publication date: 12/8/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English