The Age of Gold: The California Gold Rush and the New American Dream

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Anchor Books, 1. okt. 2003 - 592 strani
A history of the people and commercial imperatives that contributed to the California gold rush discusses the massive influx of hundreds of thousands of people to the area, which became a state in record time, in a volume set against the political climate and national issues of the period. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.

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The age of gold: the California Gold Rush and the new American dream

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The California gold rush of 1849 revolutionized expectations. It gave material promise to the American Dream and made gold the lubricant of the world economy. Brands (history, Texas A&M), the author ... Celotno mnenje

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The Baron and the Carpenter
1
The Gathering of Peoples
21
Across the Pacific
47
The Peaks of Darien
65
To the Bottom of the World and Back
93
To See the Elephant I 22
122
Where Rivers Die
162
From Vulcans Forge
191
A Millennium in a Day
226
PART FOUR
359
PART FIVE
439
Sources
493
Bibliography
509
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H. W. Brands is Distinguished Professor and Melbern G. Glasscock Chair of American History at Texas A&M University. He is the author of many books, among them The First American: The Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the Los Angeles Times Book Award, and T.R.: The Last Romantic, a critically acclaimed biography of Theodore Roosevelt. He lives in Austin, Texas.

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