Rooted in Barbarous Soil: People, Culture, and Community in Gold Rush California

Rooted in Barbarous Soil People Culture and Community in Gold Rush California Perhaps never in the time honored American tradition of frontiering did civilization appear to sink so low as in gold rush California A mercurial economy swung from boom to bust and back again rende

  • Title: Rooted in Barbarous Soil: People, Culture, and Community in Gold Rush California
  • Author: Kevin Starr
  • ISBN: 9780520224964
  • Page: 441
  • Format: Paperback
  • Perhaps never in the time honored American tradition of frontiering did civilization appear to sink so low as in gold rush California A mercurial economy swung from boom to bust, and back again, rendering everyone s fortunes ephemeral Competition, jealousy, and racism fueled individual and mass violence Yet, in the very midst of this turbulence, social and cultural foPerhaps never in the time honored American tradition of frontiering did civilization appear to sink so low as in gold rush California A mercurial economy swung from boom to bust, and back again, rendering everyone s fortunes ephemeral Competition, jealousy, and racism fueled individual and mass violence Yet, in the very midst of this turbulence, social and cultural forms emerged, gained strength, spread, and took hold Rooted in Barbarous Soil,Volume 3 in the four volume California History Sesquicentennial Series, is the only book of its kind to examine gold rush society and culture, to present modern interpretations, and to gather up to date bibliographies of its topics.Chapters by leading scholars in their respective fields explore a range of topics including migration and settlement ethnic diversity, assimilation, cooperation, and conflict the dispossession of Indians and the Californios the founding of schools and universities urban life women in early California the sexual frontier and the development of religion, art, literature, and popular culture Many rarely seen illustrations supplement the text.

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  • Kevin Starr

    Kevin Starr was an American historian, best known for his multi volume series on the history of California, collectively called America and the California Dream.

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  • California in the Gold Rush period. Some essays interested me more than others, but most were really fascinating and gave me a new view of the period. History at its best.


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