They Saw The Elephant

They Saw The Elephant

Women In The California Gold Rush

Book - 1990
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"The phrase 'seeing the elephant' symbolized for '49 gold rushers the exotic, the mythical, the once-in-a-lifetime adventure, unequaled anywhere else but in the journey to the promised land of fortune: California. Most western myths . . . generally depict an exclusively male gold rush. Levy's book debunks that myth. Here a variety of women travel, work, and write their way across the pages of western migrant history.""-Choice" "One of the best and most comprehensive accounts of gold rush life to date" DEGREES"-San Francisco Chronicle"
Publisher: Hamden, Ct. : Archon Books, 1990.
ISBN: 9780208022738
0208022732
Characteristics: xxii, 265 p. :,ill. ;,24 cm.

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