California's Gold Rush

by Grayson, Robert, 1951-

Format: Print Book 2012
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
Available (2)
Location Collection Call #
Millvale Community Library Juvenile Non-Fiction J979.40 GRA
Location  Millvale Community Library
Collection  Juvenile Non-Fiction
Call Number  J979.40 GRA
Northland Public Library Children's Nonfiction J 979.4 G79
Location  Northland Public Library
Collection  Children's Nonfiction
Call Number  J 979.4 G79
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 Reviews
Booklist Review: "The Essential Events series digs into important historical moments whether they happened centuries or a decade ago by examining not only the event itself but also the lead-up and aftermath. California's Gold Rush details the journey of 90,000, in 1849, via tough overland trail or long sea voyage, as well as the backbreaking labor involved in panning for gold. This in-depth, well-documented series is an ideal starting point for research into all aspects of historical events, including biographies of key players and human-interest stories. Photographs and maps, pertinent sidebars, and extensive back matter round out this valuable resource for middle- and high-school students.--Kelley, Ann Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Essential events.
Subjects Gold mines and mining -- California -- History -- 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
Language English
Description 112 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 104-108) and index.
ISBN 9781617830969
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