They Saw the Elephant

They Saw the Elephant

Women in the California Gold Rush

Book - 1990
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Baker & Taylor
This account describes how mining camps, towns, and businesses were set up in California during the gold rush

Book News
Levy explains the meaning of the expression "seeing the elephant" during the California gold rush and then tells about the experiences of women, interspersing her text with excerpts from diaries and journals and concluding with brief biographies of 17 women participants. Many of the women shared the same eagerness for adventure as the men (in contrast to the conventional image of the long-suffering martyr accompanying her husband). Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

Publisher: Hamden, Ct. : Archon Books, 1990.
ISBN: 9780208022738
Branch Call Number: 979.404 LEV
Characteristics: xxii, 265 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.


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