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

Chronicles the experiences of the men and women who traveled West to take part in the California Gold Rush and discusses how their experiences helped shape the history of the United States.

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  • "Chronicles the experiences of the men and women who traveled West to take part in the California Gold Rush and discusses how their experiences helped shape the history of the United States."@en
  • "In this richly detailed, panoramic saga, the acclaimed author of "The First American" brings to life the human dramas and commercial imperatives that spurred the California gold rush, and illuminates their lasting impact on the American landscape."@en
  • "In this richly detailed, panoramic saga, the acclaimed author of "The First American" brings to life the human dramas and commercial imperatives that spurred the California gold rush, and illuminates their lasting impact on the American landscape."
  • "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."
  • "When gold was discovered on the American River above Sutter's Fort in January 1848, California was a sparsely populated frontier territory that had yet to be officially ceded to the United States following the war with Mexico. The astonishing news -- GOLD! IN CALIFORNIA! -- prompted hundreds of thousands of people from around the world to flock to California in hopes of finding instant riches. This book explores the far-reaching implications of this pivotal point in U.S. history, interweaving the politics of the times with the gripping stories of both the ordinary and the famous in a colorful, intricate tapestry displaying both the best and worst of the American character."
  • ""I have found it." These words, uttered by the man who first discovered gold on the American River in 1848, triggered the most astonishing mass movement of peoples since the Crusades. California's gold drew fortune-seekers from the ends of the earth. It accelerated America's imperial expansion and exacerbated the tensions that exploded in the Civil War. And, as H. W. Brands makes clear in this spellbinding book, the Gold Rush inspired a new American dream'the "dream of instant wealth, won by audacity and good luck." Brands tells his epic story from multiple perspectives: of adventurers John and Jessie Fremont, entrepreneur Leland Stanford, and the wry observer Samuel Clemens'side by side with prospectors, soldiers, and scoundrels. He imparts a visceral sense of the distances they traveled, the suffering they endured, and the fortunes they made and lost. Impressive in its scholarship and overflowing with life, The Age of Gold is history in the grand traditions of Stephen Ambrose and David McCullough. From the Trade Paperback edition."@en

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  • "Belletristische Darstellung."
  • "Electronic books."
  • "Electronic books."@en
  • "History"@en

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  • "The age of gold the California Gold Rush and the new American dream /"
  • "The age of gold the California Gold Rush and the new American dream /"@en
  • "The age of gold : the California Gold Rush and the birth of modern America /"@en
  • "The age of gold : the California Gold Rush and the birth of modern America /"
  • "The age of gold the california gold rush and the new american dream /"@en
  • "The age of gold : the California Gold Rush and the birth of new America dream /"@en
  • "The Age of Gold The California Gold Rush and the New American Dream."@en
  • "The Age of Gold."
  • "The age of gold : the California Gold Rush and the new American dream /"
  • "The age of gold : the California Gold Rush and the new American Dream."@en