The Gold Rush in California : would you catch gold fever?
|Format:||Print Book 2015|
|Availability:||Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy|
YOU are a New Englander with a bad case of gold fever. Gold has been discovered in California, and you want to go claim some for yourself. Will you strike it rich? On January 24, 1848, a man working near Sutter's Mill in California spotted a few small gold nuggets in the American River. This discovery led thousands of people to move to the west. However, looking for gold proved to be dangerous work. Author Elaine Landau poses many other exciting questions to the reader in this engaging narrative.
ContentsGold is discovered!
People move West
Many traveled by land
American Indians fight and work
Men join mining companies
Miners take risks, others get rich
Merchants try hard as the Chinese arrive
The Chinese and women find a way
Only some women go to California
Miners form groups to fight crime
Many head home after the rush
The Gold Rush helped America grow even more.
|Series||Landau, Elaine. What would you do?|
-- 19th century
-- Juvenile literature.
Gold miners -- California -- History -- 19th century -- Juvenile literature.
Frontier and pioneer life -- California -- Juvenile literature.
Pioneers -- California.
Gold miners -- California.
Frontier and pioneer life -- California.
California -- Gold discoveries -- Juvenile literature.
California -- History -- 1846-1850 -- Juvenile literature.
California -- Gold discoveries.
California -- History -- 1846-1850.
|Publisher|| Berkeley Heights, NJ :2015
|Other Titles|| California Gold Rush
"Originally published as The California Gold Rush : would you go for the gold? in 2009"--Title page verso.
48 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 23 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (page 47) and index.