California's Gold Rush
|Format:||Print Book 2012|
|Availability:||Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies|
This title examines an important historic event - the gold rush in California. Easy-to-read, compelling text explores the first discovery of gold and the creation of boomtowns in the West, issues with the Mexican government, military desertion, expansionism, and the environmental consequences of mining, key characters such as John Sutter, Samuel Brannan, Colonel Richard B. Mason, and President James K. Polk, the roles of journalism, transportation, and racial discrimination, the development of mining technologies and entrepreneurship, and the effects of this event on society. Features include a table of contents, glossary, selected bibliography, Web links, source notes, and an index, plus a timeline and essential facts. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
Published ReviewsBooklist Review: "
Gold mines and mining
-- 19th century
-- Juvenile literature.
Frontier and pioneer life -- California -- Juvenile literature.
Gold mines and mining.
Frontier and pioneer life.
California -- Gold discoveries -- Juvenile literature.
California -- History -- 1846-1850 -- Juvenile literature.
California -- History -- 1850-1950 -- Juvenile literature.
California -- Gold discoveries.
|Publisher|| Edina, Minn. :ABDO Pub. Co.,2012
112 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 104-108) and index.