Land of Golden Dreams: California in the Gold Rush Decade, 1848-1858

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September 28, 1999-September 10, 2000 Gold Rush Links

Internet
 

"California as I Saw It"
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/cbhtml/cbhome.html
First person narratives about the Gold Rush from the collections of the Library of Congress.

California Gold Rush Experience
http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/BANC/Exhibits/Goldrush/introduction.html
"I am bound to stick awhile longer": Gold Rush letters, diaries, and documents from the University of California, Berkeley collections.

The Discovery of Gold in California: Paintings by Harry Fonseca
http://www.museumca.org/goldrush/fonseca.html
Paintings by contemporary Native American artist Harry Fonseca. The work reflects his feelings about what happened to his people during the Gold Rush.

The Gold Rush
http://www.pbs.org/goldrush/
PBS site on the Gold Rush; complements the PBS documentary available on video.

Gold Rush!
http://www.calgoldrush.com/mainframe.html
Gold Rush stories presented by the Sacramento Bee.

Gold Rush! California's Untold Stories
http://www.museumca.org/goldrush/
Web site that accompanies the Oakland Museum's comprehensive Gold Rush exhibit.

Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park
http://cal-parks.ca.gov/DISTRICTS/goldrush/mgdshp/mgdshp.htm
California State Park information on visiting the gold discovery site in Coloma.

San Francisco City Museum
http://www.sfmuseum.org/hist1/index0.1.html#gold
Gold Rush documents from the San Francisco City Museum, include General William T. Sherman's account of his involvement.

Sketch of a Three Years Travell in South America, California and Mexico
http://uts.cc.utexas.edu/~scring/index.html
Gold Rush memoir of Eugene Ring (1827-1912); the author traveled to California via Panama.

Sonoma: Home of the Bear Flag Revolt
http://www.vom.com/bearflag/bearflag.htm
Web site by the residents of the town of Sonoma chronicling the Bear Flag Revolt.

Virtual Tour California Gold Rush Country
http://www.malakoff.com/vcgc.htm
Includes details on the discovery of gold and the various mining hot spots along state highway 49.

Women of the Gold Rush
http://goldrush.com/~joann/
Includes excerpts from diaries and letters of women who took part in the Gold Rush.

Publications
 

Barker, Malcolm E., ed., San Francisco Memories, 1835-1851: Eyewitness accounts of the birth of a city (San Francisco: Londonborn Publications, 1994)

Blodgett, Peter. Land of Golden Dreams: California in the Gold Rush Era, 1848-1858. (San Marino, CA: Huntington Library Press, 1999) Click here to order.

Delgado, James P., To California By Sea: A Maritime History of the California Gold Rush (Columbia, S.C.: University of South Carolina Press, 1996)

GutiÈrrez, RamÛn and Richard J. Orsi, eds., Contested Eden: California Before the Gold Rush (Special Sesquicentennial Issue of California History (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1997)

Harlow, Neal, California Conquered: The Annexation of a Mexican Province 1846-1850 (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1982)

Holliday, J. S., Rush for Riches: Gold Fever and the Making of California (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1999)

Holliday, J. S., The World Rushed In: The California Gold Rush Experience (New York, 1981)

Hurtado, Albert, Indian Survival on the California Frontier (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1988)

Johnson, David Alan, Founding the Far West: California, Oregon, and Nevada, 1840-1890 (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1992)

Kaufman, Polly, ed., Apron Full of Gold: The Letters of Mary Jane Megquier from San Francisco 1849-1856 (Albuquerque, NM: University of New Mexico Press, 1994)

Kowalewski, Michael, ed., Gold Rush: A Literary Exploration (Berkeley: Heyday Books, 1997)

Levy, Joanne, They Saw the Elephant: Women in the California Gold Rush (Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 1992)

Owens, Kenneth, ed., John Sutter and A Wider West (Lincoln, NB: University of Nebraska Press, 1994)

Pitt, Leonard, The Decline of the Californios: A Social History of the Spanish-Speaking Californians 1846-1890 (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1966)

Rawls, James J. and Richard J. Orsi, eds., A Golden State: Mining and Economic Development in Gold Rush California (Special Sesquicentennial Issue of California History; Berkeley: University of California Press, 1999)

Rohrbough, Malcolm, Days of Gold: The California Gold Rush and the American Nation (Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1997)

Smith-Baranzini, Marlene, ed., The Shirley Letters From the California Mines, 1851-1852 (Berkeley: Heyday Books, 1998)



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