THE CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH
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Students dig deeper into the gold rush with nine engaging articles about the era that brought a "boiling mass of people" to California.
The illustrated articles cover such topics as prospecting tools and methods; travel routes; Chinese immigration and discrimination; women’s busy roles—they had “no time to gad”; children in the mining camps; writers such as Bret Harte, Louise Clappe, and Mark Twain; and the go-getters who achieved “success without a shovel,” including Levi Strauss and meat-packing magnate Philip Danforth Armour. Activity ideas include a map game and a recipe for sourdough pancakes.
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