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The Shirley Letters From the Calfornia Mines 1851 1852 reader ´ Paperback read ½ eyltransferservices È ❃ [EPUB] ✻ The Shirley Letters From the Calfornia Mines 1851 1852 By Louise Amelia Knapp Smith Clappe ➜ – Eyltransferservices.co.uk The ShirFul accidents bloody deaths a mob whippings a hanging an attempt at suicide and a fatal duel to bars lined with that eternal crimson calico which flushes the whole social life of the Golden State and the rare and welcome l I did not read this particular edition but the edition which is public domain and purchased for Kindle at com If you are expecting a novel this is not the book for you I read this book as if I were receiving letters from a relative I also kept in mind that theses letters were Dame Shirleys observations thoughts and feelings I was impressed with her descriptions both negative and positive I was also impressed that Dame Shirley was able to be so positive in the midst of all the commotion lack of facilities and lack of womanly companionship Since I have lived in Northern California and have many friends and relatives in gold country I found this a fascinating account The book also reminded me how spoiled I am to be living in this era and how grateful I am for modern conveniences

The Shirley Letters From the Calfornia Mines 1851 1852Ful accidents bloody deaths a mob whippings a hanging an attempt at suicide and a fatal duel to bars lined with that eternal crimson calico which flushes the whole social life of the Golden State and the rare and welcome l I did not read this particular edition but the edition which is public domain and purchased for Kindle at com If you are expecting a novel this is not the book for you I read this book as if I were receiving letters from a relative I also kept in mind that theses letters were Dame Shirleys observations thoughts and feelings I was impressed with her descriptions both negative and positive I was also impressed that Dame Shirley was able to be so positive in the midst of all the commotion lack of facilities and lack of womanly companionship Since I have lived in Northern California and have many friends and relatives in gold country I found this a fascinating account The book also reminded me how spoiled I am to be living in this era and how grateful I am for modern conveniences

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The Shirley Letters From the Calfornia Mines 1851 1852 ß The Shirley Letters written from the mining camps in 1851 and 1852 are something valuable and rare a portrait by a woman of an era dominated by men They offer a vivid picture of gold rush life from accounts of murders fear The Shirley Letters written by Louise Amelia Knapp Smith Clappe to her sister in New England from 1851 to 1852 are a precious document of life in California's gold country Clappe has been rightfully compared with Mark Twain for her humor historic recording of the times and her literary style Having written a number of travel stories on gold country back when I was a staff editor on a travel magazine I loved being transported back to the diggins of oldtime Clappe covers the Feather River gold camps an area I didn't cover a lot Her eye for details down to what they ate wore furnished their rough and tumble homes with how they extracted the gold gives a lively vivid account of life in the mining area She witnessed the culture of the time and place including hangings some vigilante like In one brief period of a few weeks the wrote of murders a hanging an attempt at suicide and a fatal duel But above all I was drawn to her love of nature of the mountain wilderness her lyrical descriptions of the wild grandeur and awful magnificence I regretted her disparaging comments about the Indians in the area not yet obliterated by whites a product of her time although she did express some thoughtful curiosity and interest in their ways and did interact with some of them albeit in a paternalistically superior way She redeemed herself later when she observed the bad feeling of our countrymen towards foreigners California was not yet a state and men came from all over the world to seek their fortune Clappe noted the vulgarity and unjust expression of the Yankees especially towards Spaniards whom she says are highly educated gentlemen of the most refined and cultivated manners This observation We labor under great disadvantages in the judgment of foreigners Our peculiar political institutions and the prevalence of common schools give to ALL our people an arrogant assurance which is mistaken for the American BEAU IDEAL of a gentleman—resonates still today Ms Clappe and her doctor husband was an educated affluent woman from New England among rowdies epub × The Shirley Letters From the Calfornia Mines 1851 1852 ò Louise Amelia Knapp Smith Clappe

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Louise Amelia Knapp Smith Clappe ò The Shirley Letters From the Calfornia Mines 1851 1852 reader Uxury of oyster feasts With the wild grandeur and awful magnificence of the Sierra as background this classic account presents a picture of the gold rush that is at times humorous at times empathetic and always trustworthy Louise Clappe aka Dame Shirley traveled from her genteel well educated New England household to California during the Gold Rush accompanying her doctor husband In these 23 letters she describes not only the majestic natural wonders of mining country but also the often romanticized rough and tumble lifestyle of the miners that turned bigoted and brutal with violent attacks on Chinese Mexicans and Chileans She may have been unaware of the laws allowing the capture of fugitive slaves in this so called free state and those mandating the capture and murder of Native people but she witnesses the results of both and writes with dismay and compassion Important to read a woman's point of view of this tumultuous formative period of California history