The California Gold Rush and the Coming of the Civil War

The California Gold Rush and the Coming of the Civil War

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From award-winning historian Leonard L. Richards, an authoritative and revealing portrait of an overlooked harbinger of the terrible battle yet to come.

When gold was discovered at Sutter's Mill in 1848, Americans of all stripes saw the potential for both wealth and power. Among the more calculating were Southern slave owners. By making California a slave state, they could increase the value of their slaves—by 50 percent at least, and maybe much more. They could… (more)

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Publisher: Vintage (February 13, 2007)

Format: EPUB

File size: 1.6 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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