The World Rushed in: The California Gold Rush Experience
University of Oklahoma Press, 2002 - Biography & Autobiography - 562 pages
When The World Rushed In was first published in 1981, the Washington Post predicted, “It seems unlikely that anyone will write a more comprehensive book about the Gold Rush.” Twenty years later, no one has emerged to contradict that judgment, and the book has gained recognition as a classic. As the San Francisco Examiner noted, “It is not often that a work of history can be said to supplant every book on the same subject that has gone before it.”
Through the diary and letters of William Swain--augmented by interpolations from more than five hundred other gold seekers and by letters sent to Swain from his wife and brother back home--the complete cycle of the gold rush is recreated: the overland migration of over thirty thousand men, the struggle to “strike it rich” in the mining camps of the Sierra Nevadas, and the return home through the jungles of the Isthmus of Panama.
In a new preface, the author reappraises our continuing fascination with the “gold rush experience” as a defining epoch in western--indeed, American--history.
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Review: The World Rushed In: The California Gold Rush ExperienceUser Review - Jim Klingler - Goodreads
You don't have to be a history geek to enjoy this book. If you want to know day to day life during the important time of westward expansion in America, this book is the one to read. Diary style, easy ... Read full review
Review: The World Rushed in: The California Gold Rush ExperienceUser Review - Kimberly - Goodreads
My all time favorite history book. Of course that may have something to do with the fact that I grew up where this book takes place. The book takes its structure from a diary and a series of letters ... Read full review
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The World Rushed In: The California Gold Rush Experience. By js HOLLIDAY. (New York: Simon and Schuster, 1981. 559 pp. Illustra- tions, maps, appendix, ...
she treads softly: The World Rushed In
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js Holliday - Wikiquote
js Holliday (June 10, 1924 — August 31, 2006) was the author of The World Rushed In: The California Gold Rush Experience and contributer to the PBS ...
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The world rushed in : the California gold rush experience /. by Holliday, js. Simon and Schuster, c1981. Subjects, Swain, William, 1821-1904. ...
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Cyberwest - 'Rush for Riches' chronicles first California gold rush
Holliday's first book concerning the gold rush, "The World Rushed In: The California Gold Rush Experience," was published in 1981 and is considered a ...
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Fall 2003 Newsletter Gold Rush
Holliday is the former executive director of the California Historical Society and the author of The World Rushed In: The California Gold Rush Experience ...
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The Gold Rush (July 1999) - Library of Congress Information Bulletin
... through two books: Rush for Riches and The World Rushed In: The California Gold Rush Experience: An Eyewitness Account of a Nation Headed West. ...
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Impact of the gold rush on California
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... history at California State University, San Francisco, Holliday is author of the 1981 classic, The World Rushed In: The California Gold Rush Experience. ...
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Land of Golden Dreams: Links
Holliday, js, The World Rushed In: The California Gold Rush Experience (New York, 1981). Hurtado, Albert, Indian Survival on the California Frontier (New ...
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