All That Glitters

All That Glitters

The Men and Women of the Gold and Silver Rushes

Perspectives on History Series
by Phyllis Raybin Emert
Publisher: History Compass
Trade Paperback, 64 pages
Price: $7.95

Historical Setting: California, Nevada, Colorado, 1848-1900 A. D.

From the discovery of gold to the long and arduous journeys by land and sea to pursue it, Emert takes the reader through the history of the Argonauts. Life in the mining camps for men and women and an explanation of the tools of the trade unfold through firsthand accounts. The silver rushes play an important role, along with accounts of recreational activities and the system of law and order in the mining towns and cities from which they developed.

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