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Precious Dust. The American Gold Rush Era: 1848 - 1900 by  Paula Mitchell Marks

Precious Dust. The American Gold Rush Era: 1848 - 1900

by Paula Mitchell Marks

First edition. 8vo. Boards. Pictorial dust jacket showing gold diggers with picks, shovels and pans. 448pp. Dedication. Acknowledgements. Introduction. Notes. Bibliography. Index. Illustrations. Fine in dust jacket. "Traces the experiences of hundreds of thousands of goldseekers who converged upon the American and Canadian West during America's great gold-rush era.... Marks explores the various facets of the goldseekers' adventures: what propelled them westward, how they lived, how they met the myriad challenges of the journey and search, what kept them going or caused them to turn back, what sense they made of the whole enterprise."

Inventory Number: 45889

$35.00