The California Gold Rush
Source:True book, Children's Press, New York, p.48 (2010)
Call Number:Cubb Curr F865 .F83 2010
Keywords:California--Gold discoveries, California--Gold discoveries--Juvenile literature, California--History--1846-1850, California--History--1846-1850--Juvenile literature
Contents: "Ready, set, gold!" : what was found at Sutter's sawmill? -- An island called California : what did Spanish explorers hope to find in California? -- Gold fever! : why was travel to California so dangerous? -- Life in the land of gold : why was it hard for miners to make money? -- Panning for gold : how much did the biggest lump of gold found in California weigh? -- The dark side : what was the Chinese name for California? -- End of the gold rush : how did the gold rush help America?; Summary: Discover the brief, brutal period of U.S. history known as the gold rush. Characterized by hope, greed, enterprise and thug rule, the gold rush transformed life in America--and began in January, 1848, with James Marshall's accidental discovery of gold in California.
Lexile measure 900; Ages 8-10