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Here for the first time in a book for young readers is the story of the African American forty-niners who went west to seek fortunes and
freedom in the California Gold Rush.

Among the thousands drawn west by the California Gold Rush were many African Americans. Some were free men and women in search of opportunity; others were slaves brought from the slave states of the South. Some found freedom and wealth in the gold fields and growing cities of California, but all faced the deeply entrenched prejudices of the era.

To tell this story Hurry Freedom! focuses on the life of Mifflin Gibbs, who arrived in San Francisco in 1850 and established a successful boot and shoe business. But Gibbs's story is more than one of business and personal success: With other African American San Franciscans, he led a campaign to obtain equal legal and civil rights for Blacks in California.

About the Author

Jerry Stanley was professor of history at California State University at Bakersfield until 1998. His books include Children of the Dust Bowl, I Am an American, and Big Annie of Calumet, all ALA Notable Books, and Digger: The Tragic Fate of the California Indians from the Missions to the Gold Rush.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780517800942
Subtitle:
(African Americans in Gold Rush California )
Author:
Stanley, Jerry
Publisher:
Crown Publishers
Location:
New York
Subject:
California
Subject:
History
Subject:
Ethnic - African American
Subject:
Afro-americans
Subject:
History - United States/19th Century
Subject:
Adventure and adventurers
Subject:
History - United States/General
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - History - General
Subject:
Pioneers
Subject:
African American pioneers
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series Volume:
v. 42, no. 2-3
Publication Date:
c2000
Binding:
Hardcover
Grade Level:
Elementary and junior high
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
85 p.
Dimensions:
9.57x8.35x.52 in. 1.07 lbs.
Age Level:
12-17

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