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Roaring Camp: The Social World of the California Gold Rush

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Publisher Comments:

Historical insight is the alchemy that transforms the familiar story of the Gold Rush into something sparkling and new. The world of the Gold Rush that comes down to us through fiction and film--of unshaven men named Stumpy and Kentuck raising hell and panning for gold--is one of half-truths. In this brilliant work of social history, Susan Johnson enters the well-worked diggings of Gold Rush history and strikes a rich lode. She finds a dynamic social world in which the conventions of identity--ethnic, national, and sexual--were reshaped in surprising ways. She gives us the all-male households of the diggings, the mines where the men worked, and the fandango houses where they played. With a keen eye for character and story, Johnson restores the particular social world that issued in the Gold Rush myths we still cherish.

Synopsis:

Winner of the 2001 Bancroft Prize.

About the Author

Susan Lee Johnson is professor of history at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393320992
Author:
Johnson, Susan Lee
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Subject:
History
Subject:
Social aspects
Subject:
United States - 19th Century/Old West
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
Social history
Subject:
Ethnic relations
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
United States - 19th Century
Subject:
US History-19th Century
Publication Date:
20001231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Maps, illustrations.
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
8.3 x 5.5 x 1.1 in 1.2 lb

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History and Social Science » Americana » California
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