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Roaring Camp: The Social World of the California Gold Rush

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Our collective memory "knows" about the Gold Rush: the mid-19th century Wild West where unshaven men named Stumpy and Kentuck raised hell and panned for gold. But this is not the whole story; which tells of a social vortex - multiracial, multiethnic, often homosocial - in which Frenchmen live alongside Anglos and Cherokee women. "Roaring Camp" explores the dynamic social world created by the Gold Rush in the Sierra Nevada foothills. In it we find Mexican families who worked the mines, did the wash and rose up against Anglo ...

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0393048128

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9780393048124

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Roaring Camp: The Social World of the California Gold Rush
2000, W. W. Norton & Company, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780393320992

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Roaring Camp: The Social World of the California Gold Rush
2000, W. W. Norton & Company, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780393048124

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