The California Gold Rush and the Coming of the Civil War

The California Gold Rush and the Coming of the Civil War

In this revelatory study, award-winning historian Leonard L. Richards outlines the links between the Gold Rush and the Civil War.

Richards explains how Southerners envisioned California as a new market for slaves in the gold fields, schemed to tie California to the South via railroad, and imagined splitting off the state’s southern half for a slave state. We see how the Gold Rush influenced other regional and national squabbles, and we meet renegade New York Democrat… (more)

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Publisher: Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2006)

Duration: 18:20 hours

File size: 870 MB

Language: English


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