Coverart for item
The Resource Blacks in Gold Rush California, Rudolph M. Lapp

Blacks in Gold Rush California, Rudolph M. Lapp

Label
Blacks in Gold Rush California
Title
Blacks in Gold Rush California
Statement of responsibility
Rudolph M. Lapp
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the two years after the discovery of gold as Sutter's Mill in 1848, one hundred thousand persons made the difficult trek to California in search of quick wealth. One thousand of them were blacks. By 1860 there were five thousand. They formed the largest voluntary migration of American blacks before the Civil War. Yet few whites then or now have been aware of the part that blacks played in America's epic adventure. Most black Forty-niners went west less to escape a hard lot than to seek their fortune. Some mined alone or together with whites, others formed companies of their own. They included both free blacks and slaves. Lapp examines their life in mining communities and their relationships with other minorities and with whites. He also records for the first time in detail the history of the California Colored Conventions, examining the ideology and eastern origin of its leadership, its problems, and the exodus of many of its members to Canada. Altogether, the author has pieced together a coherent and fascinating narrative of this missing chapter of history. -- from Book Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lapp, Rudolph M
Dewey number
979.4/004/96073
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Yale Western Americana series
Series volume
29
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • Slavery
  • Gold mines and mining
  • California
  • African Americans
  • Gold mines and mining
  • Slavery
  • California
  • African Americans
  • Gold mines and mining
  • United States, California
  • United States, California
  • United States, California
Label
Blacks in Gold Rush California, Rudolph M. Lapp
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-314) 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
Contents
Before the gold rush -- Blacks join the gold rush -- In the mines -- In the cities -- Southern California -- Slavery and the fugitive slave in California -- Churches and schools -- The background of the Colored Convention Movement -- The three conventions -- The exodus to Victoria -- The last years of the decade
Control code
ocm02645276
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xiv, 321 pages, [6] leaves of plates
Isbn
9780300019889
Lccn
76030534
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)2645276
Label
Blacks in Gold Rush California, Rudolph M. Lapp
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-314) 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
Contents
Before the gold rush -- Blacks join the gold rush -- In the mines -- In the cities -- Southern California -- Slavery and the fugitive slave in California -- Churches and schools -- The background of the Colored Convention Movement -- The three conventions -- The exodus to Victoria -- The last years of the decade
Control code
ocm02645276
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xiv, 321 pages, [6] leaves of plates
Isbn
9780300019889
Lccn
76030534
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)2645276

Library Locations

    • Woodridge LibraryBorrow it
      1790 Douglas St. NE, Washington, DC, 20018, US
      38.9234096 -76.9791283
Processing Feedback ...