What was the Gold Rush? by Joan Holub ; illustrated by Tim Tomkinson.
By: Holub, Joan.
Contributor(s): Tomkinson, Tim [ill.].Material type: BookSeries: What was--?: Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Grosset & Dunlap, c2013Description: 105 p.,  p. of plates : ill., maps ; 20 cm.ISBN: 9780448462899 (pbk.) :; 0448462893 (pbk.) :; 9780448465777 (hardcover) :; 0448465779 (hardcover) :.Subject(s): Gold mines and mining -- California -- History -- 19th century -- Juvenile literature | Frontier and pioneer life -- California -- Juvenile literature | Gold mines and mining -- California -- History -- 19th century | Frontier and pioneer life -- California | Frontier and pioneer life | Gold mines and mining | Manners and customs | California -- Gold discoveries -- Juvenile literature | California -- History -- 1846-1850 -- Juvenile literature | California -- Social life and customs -- 19th century -- Juvenile literature | California -- Gold discoveries | California -- History -- 1846-1850 | California -- Social life and customs -- 19th century | CaliforniaGenre/Form: History. | Juvenile works.DDC classification: 979.4/04
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Includes bibliographical references (p.104).
What was the gold rush? -- Striking gold -- Gold fever -- Rushing west -- Working a claim -- A miner's week -- Striking it rich (or not) -- Law and order -- Boomtowns -- Mining gets harder -- How the gold rush changed America -- Timelines.
Describes the nineteenth century American gold rush, and includes information on gold rush "boomtowns," relations between Native Americans and gold rush pioneers, and the importance of the gold rush on American history.