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The World Rushed in: The California Gold Rush Experience, Paperback

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When The World Rushed In was first published in 1981, the Washington Post predicted, -It seems unlikely that anyone will write a more comprehensive book about the Gold Rush.- Twenty years later, no one has emerged to contradict that judgment, and the...
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Producator: University of Oklahoma Press

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When The World Rushed In was first published in 1981, the Washington Post predicted, -It seems unlikely that anyone will write a more comprehensive book about the Gold Rush.- Twenty years later, no one has emerged to contradict that judgment, and the book has gained recognition as a classic. As the San Francisco Examiner noted, -It is not often that a work of history can be said to supplant every book on the same subject that has gone before it.-Through the diary and letters of William Swain--augmented by interpolations from more than five hundred other gold seekers and by letters sent to Swain from his wife and brother back home--the complete cycle of the gold rush is recreated: the overland migration of over thirty thousand men, the struggle to -strike it rich- in the mining camps of the Sierra Nevadas, and the return home through the jungles of the Isthmus of Panama. In a new preface, the author reappraises our continuing fascination with the -gold rush experience- as a defining epoch in western--indeed, American--history.
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