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The Resource The California Gold Rush and the coming of the Civil War, Leonard L. Richards

The California Gold Rush and the coming of the Civil War, Leonard L. Richards

Label
The California Gold Rush and the coming of the Civil War
Title
The California Gold Rush and the coming of the Civil War
Statement of responsibility
Leonard L. Richards
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • It has always been understood that the 1848 discovery of gold in the Sierra Nevada influenced the battle over the admission of California to the Union. Now, historian Richards makes clear the links between the Gold Rush and many of the regional crises inthe lead-up to the Civil War. Richards explains how Southerners envisioned California as a new market for slaves, only to be frustrated by California's prohibition of slavery. Still, they schemed to tie California to the South with a southern-routed railroad and worked to split off the southern half as a separate slave state. Richards recounts political battles in Washington and feuds, duels, and perhaps outright murder in California as the state came close to being divided in two.--From publisher description
  • It has always been understood that the 1848 discovery of gold in the Sierra Nevada influenced the battle over the admission of California to the Union. Now, historian Richards makes clear the links between the Gold Rush and many of the regional crises in the lead-up to the Civil War. Richards explains how Southerners envisioned California as a new market for slaves, only to be frustrated by California's prohibition of slavery. Still, they schemed to tie California to the South with a southern-routed railroad and worked to split off the southern half as a separate slave state. Richards recounts political battles in Washington and feuds, duels, and perhaps outright murder in California as the state came close to being divided in two.--From publisher description
  • Includes information on Chivalry Democrats, Jefferson Davis, Democratic Party, Stephen A. Douglas, free soil movement, John C. Fremont, Know Nothing Party, Mexico and Mexicans, James K. Polk, Republican Party, Sacramento, San Francisco, secession, Zachary Taylor, Transcontinental Railroad, Whig Party, etc
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Richards, Leonard L
Dewey number
979.4/04
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F865
LC item number
.R53 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Politicians
  • Politicians
  • Sectionalism (United States)
  • Slavery
  • California
  • California
  • California
  • United States
  • United States
Label
The California Gold Rush and the coming of the Civil War, Leonard L. Richards
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [239-278]) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
289 pages
Isbn
9780307265203
Lccn
2006048728
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • 2006048728
  • 474188
Label
The California Gold Rush and the coming of the Civil War, Leonard L. Richards
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [239-278]) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
289 pages
Isbn
9780307265203
Lccn
2006048728
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • 2006048728
  • 474188

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