Calaveras Gold: The Impact Of Mining On A Mother Lode County (Shepperson Series in History Humanities)

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Most histories of the California Mother Lode have focused on the mines around the American and Yuba rivers. However, the "Southern Mines" - those centered around Calaveras County in the central Sierra - were also of importance in the development of California's mineral wealth. Calaveras Gold offers a detailed and meticulously researched history of mining and its economic impact in this region from the first discoveries in the 1840s until the present.

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Ronald H. Limbaugh is the author or editor of numerous books and articles about Western political history, environmental history, and the history of technology. He retired in 2000 after thirty-four years at the University of the Pacific, serving concurrently as director of the John Muir Center for Regional Studies and Rockwell Hunt Professor of California History. Willard P. Fuller Jr. has been a resident of Calaveras County since 1954 and a leader of the Calaveras County Historical Society for nearly forty years. He is retired from a lifelong career as a mining geologist, engineer, and consultant.

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Book Description University of Nevada Press, Reno, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 416 pages. Hardcover with dustjacket. New book. AMERICAN WEST. California's Calaveras CountyÑmade famous by Mark Twain and his celebrated Jumping FrogÑis the focus of this comprehensive study of Mother Lode mining. Most histories of the California Mother Lode have focused on the mines around the American and Yuba Rivers. However, the "Southern Mines"Ñthose centered around Calaveras County in the central SierraÑwere also important in the development of California's mineral wealth. Calaveras Gold offers a detailed and meticulously researched history of mining and its economic impact in this region from the first discoveries in the 1840s until the present. Mining in Calaveras County covered the full spectrum of technology from the earliest placer efforts through drift and hydraulic mining to advanced hard-rock industrial mining. The authors examine the roles of race, gender, and class in this frontier society; the generation and distribution of capital; and the impact of the mines on the development of political and cultural institutions. They also look at the impact of mining on the Native American population, the realities of day-to-day life in the mining camps, the development of agriculture and commerce, the occurrence of crime and violence, and the cosmopolitan nature of the population. Ronald H. Limbaugh is an Idaho native and graduate of the University of Idaho (Ph.D. 1967). He retired in 2000 after thirty-four years teaching American history at the University of the Pacific. A western regional specialist, he has written a number of books and articles on a variety of topics, including territorial politics, mining, John Muir, and family history. Willard Fuller is a former mining engineer and geologist. "Calaveras Gold would be a fine addition to any library of western mining literature." ÑBrian Shovers, Oregon Historical Quarterly "This case study of a county in the 'southern mines' is a model combination of lively narrative, historical interpretation, and data analysis." ÑDavid Walker, Journal of the West "In examining these oft-ignored southern mines of California's Mother Lode, Limbaugh and Fuller straddle two sides of the literature, detailing positive capital flows brought by mining and simultaneously recognizing its exploitation of human and natural resources." ÑKathleen A. Brosnan, New Mexico Historical Review (Key Words: Ronald H. Limbaugh, Willard P. Fuller, Calaveras County, Mark Twain's Jumping Frog, California Mother Lode Mining). book. Bookseller Inventory # 84203X2

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