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Roaring Camp: The Social World of the California Gold Rush

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The world of the California Gold Rush that comes down to us through fiction and film is one of half-truths. In this brilliant work of social history, Susan Lee Johnson enters the well-worked diggings of Gold Rush history and strikes a rich lode. Johnson explores the dynamic social world created by the Gold Rush in the Sierra Nevada foothills east of Stockton, charting the surprising ways in which the conventions of identity-ethnic, national, and sexual-were reshaped. With a keen eye for character and story, she shows us ...

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0393320995

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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: 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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