The Gold Crusades: A Social History of Gold Rushes, 1849-1929
Among the hordes of starry-eyed 'argonauts' who flocked to the California gold rush of 1849 was an Australian named Edward Hargraves. He left America empty-handed, only to find gold in his own backyard. The result was the great Australian rush of the 1850s, which also attracted participants from around the world. A South African named P.J. Marais was one of them. Marais to...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published November 8th 1997 by University of Toronto Press
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