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The California Gold Rush

Stories in American History

Series: Stories in American History

By Linda Jacobs Altman

In 1848, gold was discovered in California! This exciting news spread eastward. People from all walks of life with dreams of enormous riches packed up their belongings and left their comfortable homes behind in search of the hidden treasure. Author Linda Jacobs Altman describes the development of this rugged world of the mining towns, which sparked the development of California. Altman also highlights the stories of prospectors, bandits and thrill seekers who make up the legend and the myth of the time.

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Library Ed.978-0-7660-3953-7$34.27$25.70
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Reviews

"This series presents concepts and events in American history that are well explained and easily accessible to students."

Library Media Connection, October 2012

"Her writing style is exciting and her descriptive text is colorful and inviting . . . this book is sure to add to the social studies curriculum or enhance one’s knowledge of a curious event in American history that changed the face of a nation."

TriState Young Adult Book Review Committee, March 2012

"Chapter notes and lists of books and websites for further reading make this book a terrific jumping-off point for researching the California gold rush. Perfect for a school library or anyone fascinated by American history."

Children's Literature

". . . these titles are characterized by solid research, dramatic details, and an accessible and attractive format . . . Thorough and engaging, they are representative of what lively writing and clean, clear presentation can do to add oomph to history lessons."

School Library Journal, April 2012

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