Gold fever! : tales from the California Gold Rush

Format: Print Book 1999
Availability: Available at 5 Libraries 5 of 7 copies
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Summary
EUREKA!Gold fever swept the nation and the world in 1848 when carpenter James Marshall discovered a gold nugget in the American River near John Sutter's mill. As word spread of gold in California, the news set off a global race known as the California gold rush. Fortune seekers and adventurers poured into California by land and sea.HO! FOR CALIFORNIAHere is the story of these lively prospectors in their own words. Rosalyn Schanzer gathered her favorite quotes and anecdotes from letters, journals, and newspaper accounts, then put the spirit of the age into her vibrant art.GOLD! GOLD!Step into an exciting chapter of American history. Learn about the people who dropped everything to seek their fortunes. See who found gold and how, and if there was enough to go around. Find out what the gold diggers did with their brand-new wealth. Listen to the tales of the prospectors, the men and the women, the good and the bad, the winners and the losers. Join in the gold fever!
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 3^-5. The author of How We Crossed the West: The Adventures of Lewis and Clark (1997) employs the same format in this new offering. Schanzer uses quotations from diaries and writings of participants to recount the story of the California gold rush, beginning with James Marshall's discovery of gold nuggets at John Sutter's mill in 1847. The accounts describe treacherous land and sea journeys to the gold fields, life in the mining camps and boomtowns, and the reasons for the end of prospecting. Colorful, lighthearted paintings (acrylic on rough canvas) add many details to the book and enhance the overall appeal; an appended note fills in a few facts missing from the text. Although Schanzer provides no list of references, browsers and history classes emphasizing primary sources will welcome this. --Kay Weisman"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Plying the same visually jam-packed format she used to great advantage in How We Crossed the West: The Adventures of Lewis and Clark, Schanzer here turns from the lucid narrative provided by Lewis's diary to a more atmospheric account of the California Gold Rush. She begins with the January 1848 discovery of gold at Sutter's mill and--in comic book-style panels accompanied by snippets from actual diaries, letters and newspaper accounts--follows the topsy-turvy routes by land and sea to the hustle and bustle of the West Coast boomtowns. Employing such first-hand quotes as "I hate to desert. I am almost crazy, as I have the gold fever shocking bad" from a California soldier's letter to his brother in Boston, Schanzer vivifies the past and weaves her information together thematically (old-fashioned handbill style typeface announces such subjects as "Off to the Diggings" and "Night Life"). This overview, with its brief, digestible chunks, will likely tempt the appetites of budding historians, and the visual structure keeps the pace brisk. An author's note at the end puts into context the engaging historical anecdotes. Ages 4-8. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects California -- Gold discoveries -- Sources -- Juvenile literature.
California -- History -- 1846-1850 -- Sources -- Juvenile literature.
California -- Gold discoveries.
California -- History -- 1846-1850.
Publisher Washington, D.C. :National Geographic Society,1999
Contributors Schanzer, Rosalyn.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations, color map ; 28 cm
ISBN 0792273036
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