Blacks in Gold Rush California

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Yale University Press, Jan 1, 1977 - Social Science - 321 pages
By 1860, twelve years after the discovery of gold at Sutter's Mill, more than five thousand American blacks had made the difficult trek to California in search of quick wealth. The part that they played in this epic adventure has been too long ignored. Here for the first time Rudolph Lapp pieces together in a coherent and fascinating narrative this missing chapter of American history.
 

Contents

in California
126
Churches and Schools
158
The Background of the Colored
186
The Three Conventions
210
The Exodus to Victoria
239
The Last Years of the Decade
255
Notes
275
Bibliographical Essay
307
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