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

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“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… (more)

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Publisher: Anchor (December 10, 2008)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 592 pages

File size: 5.3 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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