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The Resource Gold rush : a literary exploration, edited by Michael Kowalewski

Gold rush : a literary exploration, edited by Michael Kowalewski

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Gold rush : a literary exploration
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Gold rush
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a literary exploration
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edited by Michael Kowalewski
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  • The California Gold Rush, which began in 1848, was a pivotal event in American history, turning the isolated settlements of California into boom towns overnight. Yet the "popular imagination," as editor Kowalewski notes in hisexcellent introduction, has consistently ignored its significance (perhaps the heady case of gold rush fever is too coarse for our national mythology to incorporate). Kowalewski has compiled the reminiscences of participants in the rush?onecannot call them "miners" because individuals from all walks of lifewere drawn to the lure of instant wealth?as well as outside contemporary observers such as Twain, Emerson, and Thoreau. First-person narratives give a good sense of those times, from the wealthiest of prospectors to the poorest Chinese immigrant. Since this is the companion volume to the PBS series The Gold Rush, airing in January and narrated by John Lithgow in honor of the 150th anniversary, itis a worthwhile purchase for both large and smaller public libraries, as well asfor academic collections.?Diane G. Premo, Rochester P.L., N.Y.
  • A large, lively gathering of primarily firsthand recollections of the California Gold Rush of 1848, drawn from memoirs and letters, and being published as a companion volume for a PBS documentary airing in January 1998. Massive numbers of would-be miners, the majority blithely ignorant of life in the West, hurried to get to the gold fields. The journey overland to California was hazardous and harsh, as noted in such pieces as the record of a disastrous march across Death Valley by William Manly. Once there, travelers found conditions not much better. Still, life in the gold fields had a vigor and variety nicely caught here. And if very few of the many thousands of miners who made it to California got rich, many, these selections indicate, seem to have had a hard but grand adventure. A final section offers views of the Gold Rush experience as filtered through 19th-century fiction and art (Mark Twain, Bret Harte, Frank Norris, Robert Frost, Czeslaw Milosz), illuminating the continuing resonance of the event that had the most to do with the opening of the American West for settlement--and exploitation. (Kirkus Reviews, November 15, 1997)
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  • Before the rush: The Northern Maidu / Marie Potts ; Las sergas de Esplandian / Garci Rodriguez Ordonez de Montalvo ; Two years before the mast / Richard Henry Dana, Jr. ; Echoes of the past / John Bidwell ; On land and sea in 1843, '44 and '45 / William H. Thomes ; The emigrants' guide to Oregon and California / Lansford Hastings ; Recuerdos historicos y personales tocante a la alta California / Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo ; What I saw in California / Edwin Bryant ; Marshall's own account of the gold discovery / James W. Marshall ; The discovery of gold in California / John Sutter -- Getting there: Thirty years ago / George D. Dornin ; El Dorado / Bayard Taylor ; Diary of a physician in California / James L. Tyson ; Letter to Frederick Douglass / James R. Starkey ; Letter from Sea / Hannchen Hirschfelder ; To California in 1849 through Mexico / A.C. Ferris ; Life on the Plains and among the diggings / Alonzo Delano ; A frontier lady / Sarah Royce ; Death Valley in '49 / William L. Manly ; The world rushed in / Sabrina Swain ; Letters from home / Rachel Ann Brown ; Delights of an overland journey to California / John B. Hall ; Pioneer days in California / John Carr ; The life and adventures of James P. Beckwourth / James P. Beckwourth ; Gold rush / J. Goldsborough Bruff -- Gold rush life: The arrival of whites / Andrew Freeman ; Letter to James Buchanan / Thomas O. Larkin ; Memoirs of General William T. Sherman / William Tecumseh Sherman ; Rio Sacramento / Edward Kemble ; Three years in California / Walter Colton ; Golden Gazette : news from newspapers of 1848-1857 / Dudley T. Ross ; A tour of duty in California / Joseph Warren Revere ; The glories of a dawning age / William Newell ; Discourses / Brigham Young ; Recuerdos historicos y personales tocante a la alta California / Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo ; Mining camps of the gold country ; To the golden shore / Peter Browning ; El Dorado / Bayard Taylor ; Sixteen months at the gold diggings / Daniel B. Woods ; California correspondence / Alonzo Delano ; California as it is, and as it may be / Felix Wierzbicki ; Viaje a California : recuerdos de 1848, 1849, 1850 / Vicente Perez Rosales ; A Frenchman in the gold rush / Ernest de Massey ; Journal of life at Sonora / William Perkins ; Early recollections of the California mines / James H. Carson ; A frontier lady / Sarah Royce ; Hunting for gold / William Downie ; A miner's Sunday in Coloma / Charles B. Gillespie ; Gold rush songbook / Anonymous ; Three years in California / J.D. Borthwick ; Phoenixiana / George Horatio Derby ; Boyhood days / Ygnacio Villegas ; The life and adventures of Joaquin Murieta / John Rollin Ridge ; The narrative of a Japanese / Joseph Heco ; Mountains and molehills / Frank Marryat ; Story of my life / Wiliam Taylor ; California illustrated / John M. Letts ; Digging for gold without a shovel / Daniel Wadsworh Coit ; Pioneer days in California / John Carr ; Narrative of a journey round the world / Friedrich Gerstacker ; Indian boy hanged for stealing gold / William Joseph ; San Francisco Vigilance Committees / William T. Coleman ; Shadow and light / Mifflin Wistar Gibbs ; Golden Gazette : news from newspapers of 1848-1857 / Dudley T. Ross ; Letters to Tsi chow-Choo / Tse Chong-Chee ; Letters from San Francisco / Jerusha Merrill ; The Shirley letters / Dame Shirley ; The diary of a forty-niner / Chauncey L. Canfield, editor ; The miners' ten commandments / James M. Hutchings ; A live woman in the mines / Alonzo Delano ; The household narrative of current events / Charles Dickens, editor ; The journal of Henry D. Thoreau / Henry David Thoreau ; The conduct of life / Ralph Waldo Emerson ; A lady's second journey round the world / Ida Pfeiffer ; In camp and cabin / John Steele ; I hear the hogs in my kitchen / Mary Ballou ; Voyage medical en Californie / Pierre Garnier ; The land of gold: reality versus fiction / Hinton Helper ; California in-doors and out / Eliza Farnham ; Georgiana Bruce Kirby, feminist r
  • eformer of the West / Georgiana Bruce Kirby ; An emigrant of the fifties / James Clarke ; Twenty-four years after / Richard Henry Dana, Jr. ; A California pioneer / Bernhard Marks -- Legacies: Crusoe's island / J. Ross Browne ; California culinary experiences / Prentice Mulford ; The celebrated jumping frog of Calaveras county / Mark Twain ; The luck of Roaring Camp / Bret Harte ; Roughing it / Mark Twain ; Dickens in camp / Bret Harte ; Unwritten history : life amongst the Modocs / Joaquin Miller ; An English-Chinese phrase book / Wong Sam and assistants ; California inter pocula / Hubert Howe Bancroft ; Mountaineering in the Sierra Nevadas / Clarence King ; California for travellers and settlers / Charles Nordhoff ; In the Sierra foot-hills / John Muir ; McTeague / Frank Norris ; The pocket hunter / Mary Austin ; A peck of gold / Robert Frost ; Songs from gold mountain / Anonymous ; Gold / Blaise Cendrars ; Ghost town / G. Ezra Dane ; The last days of the late, great state of California / Curt Gentry ; California rich / Stephen Birmingham ; History lesson / Janice Gould ; Thousand pieces of gold / Ruthanne Lum McCunn ; Questions for a Miwok uncle: Ahwahneechee man / Wendy Rose ; On the Western / Czeslaw Milosz ; Big dreams / Bill Barich ; California fault / Thurston Clarke ; The Klamath knot / David Rains Wallace ; What happened here before / Gary Snyder
Dimensions
28 cm
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15, 465 pages
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9780930588991
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  • (OCoLC)ocn815323641
  • (OCoLC)815323641
  • 622531
  • 622532
  • 622532
Label
Gold rush : a literary exploration, edited by Michael Kowalewski
Publication
Copyright
Note
Uncorrected proof
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Before the rush: The Northern Maidu / Marie Potts ; Las sergas de Esplandian / Garci Rodriguez Ordonez de Montalvo ; Two years before the mast / Richard Henry Dana, Jr. ; Echoes of the past / John Bidwell ; On land and sea in 1843, '44 and '45 / William H. Thomes ; The emigrants' guide to Oregon and California / Lansford Hastings ; Recuerdos historicos y personales tocante a la alta California / Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo ; What I saw in California / Edwin Bryant ; Marshall's own account of the gold discovery / James W. Marshall ; The discovery of gold in California / John Sutter -- Getting there: Thirty years ago / George D. Dornin ; El Dorado / Bayard Taylor ; Diary of a physician in California / James L. Tyson ; Letter to Frederick Douglass / James R. Starkey ; Letter from Sea / Hannchen Hirschfelder ; To California in 1849 through Mexico / A.C. Ferris ; Life on the Plains and among the diggings / Alonzo Delano ; A frontier lady / Sarah Royce ; Death Valley in '49 / William L. Manly ; The world rushed in / Sabrina Swain ; Letters from home / Rachel Ann Brown ; Delights of an overland journey to California / John B. Hall ; Pioneer days in California / John Carr ; The life and adventures of James P. Beckwourth / James P. Beckwourth ; Gold rush / J. Goldsborough Bruff -- Gold rush life: The arrival of whites / Andrew Freeman ; Letter to James Buchanan / Thomas O. Larkin ; Memoirs of General William T. Sherman / William Tecumseh Sherman ; Rio Sacramento / Edward Kemble ; Three years in California / Walter Colton ; Golden Gazette : news from newspapers of 1848-1857 / Dudley T. Ross ; A tour of duty in California / Joseph Warren Revere ; The glories of a dawning age / William Newell ; Discourses / Brigham Young ; Recuerdos historicos y personales tocante a la alta California / Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo ; Mining camps of the gold country ; To the golden shore / Peter Browning ; El Dorado / Bayard Taylor ; Sixteen months at the gold diggings / Daniel B. Woods ; California correspondence / Alonzo Delano ; California as it is, and as it may be / Felix Wierzbicki ; Viaje a California : recuerdos de 1848, 1849, 1850 / Vicente Perez Rosales ; A Frenchman in the gold rush / Ernest de Massey ; Journal of life at Sonora / William Perkins ; Early recollections of the California mines / James H. Carson ; A frontier lady / Sarah Royce ; Hunting for gold / William Downie ; A miner's Sunday in Coloma / Charles B. Gillespie ; Gold rush songbook / Anonymous ; Three years in California / J.D. Borthwick ; Phoenixiana / George Horatio Derby ; Boyhood days / Ygnacio Villegas ; The life and adventures of Joaquin Murieta / John Rollin Ridge ; The narrative of a Japanese / Joseph Heco ; Mountains and molehills / Frank Marryat ; Story of my life / Wiliam Taylor ; California illustrated / John M. Letts ; Digging for gold without a shovel / Daniel Wadsworh Coit ; Pioneer days in California / John Carr ; Narrative of a journey round the world / Friedrich Gerstacker ; Indian boy hanged for stealing gold / William Joseph ; San Francisco Vigilance Committees / William T. Coleman ; Shadow and light / Mifflin Wistar Gibbs ; Golden Gazette : news from newspapers of 1848-1857 / Dudley T. Ross ; Letters to Tsi chow-Choo / Tse Chong-Chee ; Letters from San Francisco / Jerusha Merrill ; The Shirley letters / Dame Shirley ; The diary of a forty-niner / Chauncey L. Canfield, editor ; The miners' ten commandments / James M. Hutchings ; A live woman in the mines / Alonzo Delano ; The household narrative of current events / Charles Dickens, editor ; The journal of Henry D. Thoreau / Henry David Thoreau ; The conduct of life / Ralph Waldo Emerson ; A lady's second journey round the world / Ida Pfeiffer ; In camp and cabin / John Steele ; I hear the hogs in my kitchen / Mary Ballou ; Voyage medical en Californie / Pierre Garnier ; The land of gold: reality versus fiction / Hinton Helper ; California in-doors and out / Eliza Farnham ; Georgiana Bruce Kirby, feminist r
  • eformer of the West / Georgiana Bruce Kirby ; An emigrant of the fifties / James Clarke ; Twenty-four years after / Richard Henry Dana, Jr. ; A California pioneer / Bernhard Marks -- Legacies: Crusoe's island / J. Ross Browne ; California culinary experiences / Prentice Mulford ; The celebrated jumping frog of Calaveras county / Mark Twain ; The luck of Roaring Camp / Bret Harte ; Roughing it / Mark Twain ; Dickens in camp / Bret Harte ; Unwritten history : life amongst the Modocs / Joaquin Miller ; An English-Chinese phrase book / Wong Sam and assistants ; California inter pocula / Hubert Howe Bancroft ; Mountaineering in the Sierra Nevadas / Clarence King ; California for travellers and settlers / Charles Nordhoff ; In the Sierra foot-hills / John Muir ; McTeague / Frank Norris ; The pocket hunter / Mary Austin ; A peck of gold / Robert Frost ; Songs from gold mountain / Anonymous ; Gold / Blaise Cendrars ; Ghost town / G. Ezra Dane ; The last days of the late, great state of California / Curt Gentry ; California rich / Stephen Birmingham ; History lesson / Janice Gould ; Thousand pieces of gold / Ruthanne Lum McCunn ; Questions for a Miwok uncle: Ahwahneechee man / Wendy Rose ; On the Western / Czeslaw Milosz ; Big dreams / Bill Barich ; California fault / Thurston Clarke ; The Klamath knot / David Rains Wallace ; What happened here before / Gary Snyder
Dimensions
28 cm
Extent
15, 465 pages
Isbn
9780930588991
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn815323641
  • (OCoLC)815323641
  • 622531
  • 622532
  • 622532

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