Dubuque During the California Gold Rush: When the Midwest Went West

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Dubuque During the California Gold Rush: When the Midwest Went West

Format:  Paperback,

155 pages

Publisher: History Pr

Publish Date: Nov 2011

ISBN-13: 9781609494919

ISBN-10: 1609494911

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In 1849, news from California produced a strange alchemy in the region around Dubuque. Men used to the daily grind of the local lead mines felt a sudden fever for gold half a continent away. It was like a call to war, pulling the young men of the Midwest away to far-distant climes for an adventure and nightmare they would struggle to explain to those who remained on the homefront. After meticulously combing through the correspondence between the Dubuque Forty-Niners and a home radically altered by their departure, Robert F. Klein examines one of the most fascinating periods of the American story from a fresh perspective.

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Publisher: History Pr
Publish Date: Nov 2011
ISBN-13: 9781609494919
ISBN-10: 1609494911
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 155
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.6
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 6.25 x 9.25 x 0.5

Chapter outline

Prefacep. 9
Introductionp. 13
Dubuque: The Early Yearsp. 15
Zounds! Ezra, There Be Gold in Californiap. 29
Scratch Where It Itchesp. 34
Goin' to Git My Goldp. 43
Except for the Gold, Not as Good as Iowap. 53
By Sea to the Gold Fieldsp. 58
Overland to the Land of Gold: George Asbury Madeira and Family Cross the Plainsp. 81
A Woman's Perspective: The Experience of Mary Elmira Morrisonp. 93
After the Dust Had Settledp. 103
Sorry, Elmira…Not So Muchp. 109
The Dubuque Forty-Ninersp. 112
Notesp. 131
Bibliographyp. 141
Indexp. 151
About the Authorp. 157

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In 1849, news from California Produced A Strange Alchemy in the region around Dubuque. Men used to the daily grind of the local lead mines felt a sudden fever for gold half a continent away. It was like a call to war, pulling the young men of the Midwest away to far-distant dimes for an adventure and nightmare they would struggle to explain to those who remained on the home front. After meticulously combing through the correspondence between the Dubuque Forty-Niners and a home radically altered by their departure, Robert F. Klein examines one of the most fascinating periods of the American story from a fresh perspective. Book jacket.

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