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Object by Chris Enss
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This is a wonderful guide book to the matchmaking techniques employed during the old west, including actual newspaper ads and the detailed process of posting "want ads" for marriageable bachelors/bachelorettes. Quite informative and well-researched.
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Bodie by Kevin Blake
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I found this book while I was researching gold rushes and what a poignant, photographic journey into the town of Bodie, California that bubbled to tens of thousands during the gold rush era and quickly fizzled to a ghost town.
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The Rush by Edward Dolnick
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This is a great book on the San Francisco gold rush, including detailed accounts of the discovery, the daily life and toils of the miners, the gimmicks and contraptions that showed up, and many fascinating accounts.
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Telegram!  Modern History as Told Through More than 400 Witty... by Linda Rosenkrantz
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This was a really neat guide to the invention and integration of the telegraph into American society. The actual telegrams that were sent are fascinating. Great reference guide.
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The Trail of Tears by D.L. Birchfield
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I've been researching Native American's history and migrations (voluntary and involuntary) throughout North America and it's been incredibly eye-opening and, at times, very heart wrenching. I found this book at the library and it is full of great sim ...more
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The California Gold Rush by Elizabeth Van Steenwyk
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This a nice little reference on the California Gold Rush and gives nice details to the discovery at Sutter's Mill. One particular highlight of this book was the comparison of pricing for goods in California versus back East. I also liked the breakdow ...more
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Pioneer Life in the American West by Christy Steele
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This is an eye-opening guide to the Homestead Act which brings up the many harsh realities that few books address including the exploitation of land speculators, the lack of resources, the theft of tribal lands, etc.
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The Irish Texans by John B. Flannery
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Extremely informative and detailed guide to the immigration of Irish settlers including their perilous journey across the Atlantic and into Texas via several coastal routes. Amazing research of the towns they helped form and how they participated in ...more
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