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After the Gold Rush: Tarnished Dreams in the Sacramento Valley

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It is a glorious country, exclaimed Stephen J. Field, the future U.S. Supreme Court justice, upon arriving in California in 1849. Field's pronouncement was more than just an expression of exuberance. For an electrifying moment, he and another 100,000 hopeful gold miners found themselves face-to-face with something commensurate to their capacity to dream. Most failed to hit pay dirt in gold. Thereafter, one illustrative group of them struggled to make a living in wheat, livestock, and fruit along Putah Creek in the lower Sacramento Valley. Like Field, they never forgot that first glorious moment in California when anything seemed possible.

In After the Gold Rush, David Vaught examines the hard-luck miners-turned-farmers — the Pierces, Greenes, Montgomerys, Careys, and others — who refused to admit a second failure, faced flood and drought, endured monumental disputes and confusion over land policy, and struggled to come to grips with the vagaries of local, national, and world markets.

Their dramatic story exposes the underside of the American dream and the haunting consequences of trying to strike it rich.

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The giddy hopes of the 19th century California gold rush failed to pan out for many an eager gold prospector and no small number of them chose to settle in their new home of California and try their fortune at farming. In order to shed light on the many economic, agricultural, financial, and land policy developments connected to these farmer settlers, Vaught (history, Texas A&M U.) profiles the fortunes of four families, from their first decisions to move to California in the early stages of the gold rush (1949-1850) through their farming activities and community involvement into the beginning of the 20th century along Putah Creek in the lower Sacramento Valley. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780801892578
Author:
Vaught, David
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Subject:
Industries - General
Subject:
Government - General
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Sacramento Valley (Calif.) History.
Subject:
Agriculture -- Economic aspects -- California.
Subject:
Business Writing
Publication Date:
20090631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
310
Dimensions:
8.90x5.90x.80 in. 1.00 lbs.

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