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Description - Days of Gold by Malcolm J. Rohrbough

In this history of the California Gold Rush, Malcolm Rohrbough demonstrates that in its far-reaching repercussions, it was one of the most significant events of the 19th century. He argues that no other series of events produced such a vast movement of people; called into question basic values of marriage, family, work, wealth, and leisure; led to so many varied consequences; and left such vivid memories among its participants. Through research in diaries, letters, and other archival sources, Rohrbough uncovers the personal dilemmas and confusion that the Gold Rush brought, to the 49ers as well as to the families and communities they left behind.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780520216594
ISBN-10: 0520216598
Format: Paperback / softback
(235mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 388
Imprint: University of California Press
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish Date: 29-Sep-1998
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Malcolm J. Rohrbough

Malcolm J. Rohrbough is Professor of History at the University of Iowa and author of Aspen: The History of a Silver-Mining Town, 1879-1893 (1986) and The Trans-Appalachian Frontier: People, Societies and Institutions, 1775-1850 (1990).