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ePub ç The Age of Gold The California Gold Rush and the New American Dream ☆ H.W. Brands

The Age of Gold The California Gold Rush and the New American Dream“I have found it” These words uttered by the man who first discovered gold on the American River in 1848 triggered the most astonishing mass movement of peoples since the Crusades California’s gold drew fortune seekers from the ends of the earth It accelerated America’s imperial expansion and exacerbated the tensions that ex

eBook The Age of Gold The California Gold Rush and the New American Dream

ð H.W. Brands Ú [Epub] ➚ The Age of Gold The California Gold Rush and the New American Dream Author H.W. Brands – Eyltransferservices.co.uk “I have found it” These words uttered by the man who first discovered gold on the American River in 1848 triggered the most astonishing mass movement of peoples since the Crusades California’s g “I have

H.W. Brands ☆ The Age of Gold The California Gold Rush and the New American Dream eBook

Ploded in the Civil War And as H W Brands makes clear in this spellbinding book the Gold Rush inspired a new American dream the “dream of instant wealth won by audacity and good luck”Brands tells his epic story from multiple perspectives of adventurers John and Jessie Fremont entrepreneur Leland Stanford and the wry observer Sam A good book There were several interesting stories here that I hadn't heard before although I'd argue the text does skimp a bit on the lives of native people who were affected by these events Where the narrative hews closely to individual stories of struggle triumph and loss the book is very engaging When the discussion wanders through the political machinations of gaining statehood or the boardroom sniping of railroad companies I got a little boredIn all though The Age of Gold is a good book for a primer for people who are new to this era of California's history