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Describes how, in January 1848, gold was found in California and quickly caused the country's largest migration as people from all over the world left everything they had behind in the hopes of striking it rich in the West. TV tie-in.
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Grade 6 Up?These three books, based on the PBS series, could essentially be incorporated into one volume. Prior knowledge of the West and its history may be helpful; however, the material is so well presented and illustrated (chiefly with archival photographs and reproductions) that novices, scholars, or browsers can dip in anywhere and emerge with useful impressions and/or information. While some of the same ground is covered in a multitude of titles, the presentation is fresh and greatly enlivened by the visuals that appear on every page. For example, The West includes a shot of the copper smelter in Butte, MT, and the statement that surrounding hills were stripped of trees for fuel to fire the furnaces?this happened in many of the mining towns. In addition, coverage is not limited to the famous folks usually written about; instead, photo coverage is given to real people of various ethnic groups. These volumes are a real achievement; they are sure to inform, entertain, and invite further investigation on the subject.?George Gleason, Department of English, Southwest Missouri State University, Springfield
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Book Description Little Brown & Co (Juv), 1996. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110316591335
Book Description Little Brown & Co (Juv), 1996. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0316591335
Book Description Little Brown & Co. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0316591335 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW7.1031760
Book Description Little Brown & Co, 1996. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0316591335