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Posted February 23, 2000

 A Year of Mud and Gold

Edited By William Benemann
Head of Technical Services
Boalt Hall School Library

This collection of letters and diaries by men and women of the gold rush era intimately describes their hopes of striking it rich in California. These accounts, written from 1848 to 1850, tell of San Francisco's metamorphosis from a small Mexican outpost into a rough-and-tumble boomtown. The correspondents range from the barely literate to writers of expert prose, and their letters and diaries hold clues to processes central to frontier history.

University of Nebraska Press
241 pages




February 23-29, 2000 (Volume 28, Number 23)
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