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Plotting The Golden West

Pub Date : 1981 | Author : Stephen Fender | Publisher : Cambridge University Press

ISBN 10 : 9780521239240
ISBN 13 : 0521239249

An examination of the literary and cultural reaction to the Californian Gold Rush of 1849-50...


Writing The Pioneer Woman

Pub Date : 2002 | Author : Janet Floyd | Publisher : University of Missouri Press

ISBN 10 : 0826262651
ISBN 13 : 9780826262653

Focusing on a series of autobiographical texts, published and private, well known and obscure, Writing the Pioneer Woman examines the writing of domestic life on the nineteenth-cen..


American Alchemy

Pub Date : 2003-06-19 | Author : Brian Roberts | Publisher : Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN 10 : 9780807860939
ISBN 13 : 080786093X

California during the gold rush was a place of disputed claims, shoot-outs, gambling halls, and prostitution; a place populated by that rough and rebellious figure, the forty-niner..



Strawberry Days

Pub Date : 2015-01-06 | Author : David A. Neiwert | Publisher : St. Martin's Press

ISBN 10 : 9781466888937
ISBN 13 : 1466888938

Strawberry Days tells the vivid and moving tale of the creation and destruction of a Japanese immigrant community. Before World War II, Bellevue, the now-booming "edge city" on the..


A Guide To The History Of California

Pub Date : 1989-05-23 | Author : Doyce Blackman Nunis | Publisher : Greenwood Pub Group

ISBN 10 : 0313249709
ISBN 13 : 9780313249709

This book opens the world of published and archival materials about California to those who wish to investigate and research the rich history of this state. Each of the essays elab..


Walden

Pub Date : 1999-08-12 | Author : Henry David Thoreau | Publisher : Oxford Paperbacks

ISBN 10 : 9780192839213
ISBN 13 : 0192839217

In 1845 Henry David Thoreau, disdainful of America's growing commercialism and industrialism, left his home town of Concord, Massachusetts to begin a new life alone, in a rough hut..