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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 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
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [239-278]) and index
Control code
ocm71810145
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
289 p.
Isbn
9780307265203
Lccn
2006048728
Other physical details
ill., maps
Label
The California Gold Rush and the coming of the Civil War, Leonard L. Richards
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [239-278]) and index
Control code
ocm71810145
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
289 p.
Isbn
9780307265203
Lccn
2006048728
Other physical details
ill., maps

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