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by Fred Rosen

  • Author: Fred Rosen
  • ISBN: 1560259612
  • ISBN13: 978-1560259619
  • ePub: 1867 kb | FB2: 1342 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Americas
  • Publisher: Running Press (December 8, 2006)
  • Pages: 352
  • Rating: 4.7/5
  • Votes: 698
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Gold!: The Story of the 1848 Gold Rush and How It Shaped a Nation ePub download

Rosen’s enthralling history of the gold rush of 1848 demonstrates how this golden ideal was supplanted by a culture . America was never the same after January 24, 1848.

Rosen’s enthralling history of the gold rush of 1848 demonstrates how this golden ideal was supplanted by a culture of selfishness and greed that endures in America to this very da. It was on that day that a carpenter named James Marshall discovered a tiny nugget of gold while building a sawmill at Sutter’s Fort, just east of Sacramento, California. Marshall’s find ignited a fever the nation had never known before, drawing people from all over the country to the West Coast with high hopes of getting rich quick.

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Author Fred Rosen's Gold! is a lively and breezy look at the California Gold Rush that is entertaining and .

Author Fred Rosen's Gold! is a lively and breezy look at the California Gold Rush that is entertaining and informative - to a point. It covers the sailient facts of the era and serves as a respectable introduction to its fascinating characters, but at one point goes into such flights of fantasy so as to render the whole questionable. As also noted, there is questionable focus on the well-known story of the outlaw James brothers, Frank and Jesse, whose farmer and preacher father Robert set out for California, never to return. And herein lies the fatal flaw in this as any kind of reliable historical work.

The Gold Rush marked the moment when people stopped believing that hard work leads to a good life, which then leads to a good afterlife.

On January 24, 1848, as carpenter James Marshall worked on building a sawmill. The Gold Rush marked the moment when people stopped believing that hard work leads to a good life, which then leads to a good afterlife. They started believing, instead, that anyone could strike it rich. Americans thus began their phantom pursuit of wealth, a pursuit that continues to this da. .

The Story of the 1848 Gold Rush and How It Shaped a Nation. Sutter noticed how people could be judged by what was printed about them. It was there that he learned the value of the printed word, including the effect of manipulating it. For Leah, whose soul always glitters. California is a neck of the woods everyone is fascinated with. He never forgot that.

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Just like that, the scope of the American myth changed. From 1848 to 1850, 90,000 people trekked across the continent; by 1854, that figure had risen to 300,000.

Fred Rosen’s Gold is a great exploration of an exciting phase in American history. One of the stranger gold strike stories comes from Angels Camp, California in 1856. The California Gold Rush never stops inspiring stories, and now we have Malcolm J. Rohrbough’. ne of the stranger gold strike stories comes from Angels Camp, California in 1856. Bennage. his is a powerful, American melodrama with strong, fearless characters willing to endure anything to.

There isn't an American alive today who hasn't been affected by what happened at Sutter's Fort east of Sacramento on January 24, 1848. Carpenter James Marshall was building a sawmill when he accidentally discovered a pea-shaped nugget of gold in a ditch. Just like that, the American character changed, and the gold rush became the focal point of ry America. From 1848 to 1850, ninety thousand people trekked across the continent when California was still a vast wilderness. By 1854, that figure had risen to three hundred thousand.

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On January 24, 1848, as carpenter James Marshall worked on building a sawmill at John Sutter's Fort, east of Sacramento, California, he accidentally discovered a pea-sized nugget of gold in a ditch. Just like that, the scope of the American myth changed. From 1848 to 1850, 90,000 people trekked across the continent; by 1854, that figure had risen to 300,000. Representing every ethnic group, more than ten percent of the American population migrated to California's gold fields in six years. Defying disease, crime, the depradations of nature, and each other, fortune hunters risked all for the slim chance of riches. The Gold Rush marked the moment when people stopped believing that hard work leads to a good life, which then leads to a good afterlife. They started believing, instead, that anyone could strike it rich. Americans thus began their phantom pursuit of wealth, a pursuit that continues to this day.
Elastic Skunk
Author Fred Rosen's Gold! is a lively and breezy look at the California Gold Rush that is entertaining and informative - to a point. It covers the sailient facts of the era and serves as a respectable introduction to its fascinating characters, but at one point goes into such flights of fantasy so as to render the whole questionable. It chooses to concentrate on a few "typical" Argonauts ( as the Forty-Niners styled themselves ) rather than deal with literally thousands of possible narratives. As pointed out elsewhere, the best of these is Ohioan Samuel McNeil, whose journey to the goldfields via steamboat, ocean-going vessels, muleback, and afoot furnishes the bulk of three chapters that supply the stuff of legend. His denoument and eventual return home provides a happier outcome than that of many of his fellow gold-seekers.

As also noted, there is questionable focus on the well-known story of the outlaw James brothers, Frank and Jesse, whose farmer and preacher father Robert set out for California, never to return. And herein lies the fatal flaw in this as any kind of reliable historical work. In offending Chapter 12, One stayed Behind, we are told on p.210 that the elder James traveled to California in a "wagon train commanded by Major Seth Adams"; on p.211, "a hunter in their employ named Cheyenne Bodie stopped for a drink of water in a shallow stream" and found gold; and on p. 218 that later back in Civil War-era Missouri in 1863, "a detachment of Union Army soldiers" looking for Frank James is led by "The officer in charge, Lieutennant Rip Masters". Anyone who remembers the TV westerns of the 1950's will no doubt be familliar with these "historical characters"!

WHY Fred Rosen chose to people his otherwise respectable story with these fictional names is beyond imagining - was it all a joke? Was he trying to figure out if anyone was REALLY "paying attention"? ( I WAS! ) Whatever his misguided motive, by doing so he has made certain that this is a work NOT to be taken seriously, despite the scholarly inclusion of appendicies of the treaties between the United States and Mexico ending the Mexican War and President Polk's 1848 State of the Union Address announcing the discovery of gold. And that's too bad because it's otherwise a fine brief account of this epic event in Western and United States history.
Arashigore
The story of the 1848 California Gold Rush is quite interesting and this book brings out a number of interesting details. But the writing style is very informal and the book is not very well organized. The author makes some points that are, in my mind, very questionable. (he theorizes that Jesse James might not have been such a bad guy if his father hadn't gone off to mine for CA gold.)

It was difficult to take this book seriously.
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