The World Rushed In: The California Gold Rush Experience

Reviews with Integrated Context

Books You May Like

The World Rushed In: The California Gold Rush Experience

Author: J.S. Holliday
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
Copyright: 1983
Pages: 568
Cover Price: $ 24.95

Enter a word or phrase in the box below


Documents the gold rush overland migration of 1849, focused on the experiences of New Englander William Swain (1821-1904), who had high expectations of making a fortune in California. Swain's travel diary and family letters provide a primary source.

Click for the original review.

Background Information

Discovery of gold at Sutter's mill near Sacramento was reported ito the world in 1848 and resulted in a rush of men seeking their fortunes in California.