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American Alchemy: The California Gold Rush and Middle-Class Culture
California during the gold rush was a place of disputed claims, shoot-outs, gambling halls, and prostitution; a place populated by that rough and rebellious figure, the forty-niner; in short, a place that seems utterly unconnected to middle-class culture. In "American Alchemy," however, Brian Roberts offers a surprising challenge to this assumption.Roberts points to a ...more
Paperback, 360 pages
Published May 31st 2000 by University of North Carolina Press
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