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They Saw the Elephant: Women in the California Gold Rush

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Publisher Comments:

"The phrase seeing the elephant symbolized for 49 gold rushers the exotic, the mythical, the once-in-a-lifetime adventure, unequaled anywhere else but in the journey to the promised land of fortune: California. Most western myths . . . generally depict an exclusively male gold rush. Levys book debunks that myth. Here a variety of women travel, work, and write their way across the pages of western migrant history."-Choice

"One of the best and most comprehensive accounts of gold rush life to date"ˆ–San Francisco Chronicle

Synopsis:

Countless letters, diaries, and reminiscences survive to testify to their feelings and their achievements, to their experiences coping with adversity--and the freedom--they found at the frontier. In their own words they tell us how they laid another child to rest along the way encountered Indians, thirsted under the merciless desert sun, and stepped out of their burdensome layers of petticoats to do whatever needed to be done.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 239-251) and index.

About the Author

JoAnn Levy is a free-lance writer born and raised in California. She lives in Los Angeles, but is most at home in a mountainside cabin near the Old Okum mine in the Sierra Nevada Mother Lode.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780806124735
Author:
Levy, JoAnn
Author:
Levy, Jo Ann
Publisher:
University of Oklahoma Press
Location:
Norman, Okla. :
Subject:
California
Subject:
Women
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Minority Studies
Subject:
Frontier and pioneer life
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
Women pioneers
Subject:
Gold discoveries
Subject:
Frontier and pioneer life -- California.
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
California Gold discoveries.
Subject:
Americana-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series Volume:
v. 10, no. 2
Publication Date:
19920931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
39 bandw illus.
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.6 in 1.06 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Countless letters, diaries, and reminiscences survive to testify to their feelings and their achievements, to their experiences coping with adversity--and the freedom--they found at the frontier. In their own words they tell us how they laid another child to rest along the way encountered Indians, thirsted under the merciless desert sun, and stepped out of their burdensome layers of petticoats to do whatever needed to be done.
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