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The Resource Precious dust : the American gold rush era, 1848-1900, Paula Mitchell Marks

Precious dust : the American gold rush era, 1848-1900, Paula Mitchell Marks

Label
Precious dust : the American gold rush era, 1848-1900
Title
Precious dust
Title remainder
the American gold rush era, 1848-1900
Statement of responsibility
Paula Mitchell Marks
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Precious Dust traces the experience of the hundreds of thousands of goldseekers who converged upon the American and Canadian West during America's great gold-rush era, 1848-1900
  • Beginning with the initial stampedes to California's "mother lode" country and continuing on to the zealous pursuit of gold mixed with sand on the beaches of Nome, Alaska, author Paula Mitchell Marks explores the various facets of the goldseekers' adventures: what propelled them westward, how they lived, how they met the myriad challenges of the journey and search, what kept them going or caused them to turn back, what sense they made of the whole enterprise
  • As the book shows, the rushes provided the major impetus for the initial development of western regions in the mid- to late nineteenth century, as well as a safety valve for restless dreamers and a laboratory for the American democratic experiment. Marks clearly reveals the tensions inherent in nineteenth-century American culture - the differences between pre-industrial ideas of success and later ones, between the American myth of abundance for all and the reality, between virulent racism and a democratic sense of fair play, between romantic appreciation of the land and exploitation of it, and between the American celebration of individualism and freedom and two quite different challenges to it: the need for community commitment and the demands of a changing economic and social order
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Marks, Paula Mitchell
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E45
LC item number
.M27 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gold mines and mining
  • North America
Label
Precious dust : the American gold rush era, 1848-1900, Paula Mitchell Marks
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 425-435) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"The age of gold" -- Overland to California -- Sea travels and California wanderings -- One daunting trail after another -- Bound for the far North -- Life in the diggings -- "Cities of the magic lantern" -- Self, society, and the "battle of life" -- "No law but miners' law" -- Natives and strangers -- Home ties -- Gender and gold -- Perspectives
Control code
28507127
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
448 pages
Isbn
9780688105662
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
93028196
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
Precious dust : the American gold rush era, 1848-1900, Paula Mitchell Marks
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 425-435) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"The age of gold" -- Overland to California -- Sea travels and California wanderings -- One daunting trail after another -- Bound for the far North -- Life in the diggings -- "Cities of the magic lantern" -- Self, society, and the "battle of life" -- "No law but miners' law" -- Natives and strangers -- Home ties -- Gender and gold -- Perspectives
Control code
28507127
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
448 pages
Isbn
9780688105662
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
93028196
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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