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The Resource Roaring camp : the social world of the California Gold Rush, Susan Lee Johnson

Roaring camp : the social world of the California Gold Rush, Susan Lee Johnson

Label
Roaring camp : the social world of the California Gold Rush
Title
Roaring camp
Title remainder
the social world of the California Gold Rush
Statement of responsibility
Susan Lee Johnson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Susan Lee Johnson's Roaring Camp explores the dynamic social world created by the gold rush in the Sierra Nevada foothills east of Stockton. In it we find Mexican families like the Murrietas who worked the mines, did the wash, and rose up against Anglo rule. There are the California Indians who tried to maintain their customary practices even while helping to construct the sawmill at Sutter's fort where gold was discovered in 1848. We enter the all-male households of the diggings, the mines where the men worked, and the fandango houses where they played. At places like Casa de los Amigos in Stockton, the Long Tom Saloon in Sonora, and Madame Clement's in Mariposa, California, gold found its way out of the hands of men from around the world into the hands of women from Mexico, Chile, and France." "Johnson charts the ways in which the conventions of identity were reshaped in the diggings. More explicitly than back home, where gender could be mapped predictably onto bodies understood as male and female, gender in California chased shamelessly after racial and cultural markers of difference, heedless of bodily configurations."--Jacket
Awards note
Bancroft Prize, 2001.
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Johnson, Susan Lee
Dewey number
979.4/04
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F865
LC item number
.J675 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • California
  • California
  • Sierra Nevada (Calif. and Nev.)
  • Mining camps
  • California
  • Camps de mineurs
  • Californie
  • Californie
  • Nevada, Sierra (Calif. et Nev.)
  • Californie
  • Ethnic relations
  • Gold mines and mining
  • Manners and customs
  • Mining camps
  • California
  • United States
  • Gold Rush
  • Découvertes d'or
  • Découvertes d'or
  • Californie (États-Unis)
  • Goldrausch
  • Kalifornien
  • California
  • California
  • Sierra Nevada (Calif. and Nev.)
  • California
Label
Roaring camp : the social world of the California Gold Rush, Susan Lee Johnson
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/fy0601/99033684.html
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 425-448) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • On the eve of emigration
  • Domestic life in the diggings
  • Bulls, bears, and dancing boys
  • Mining gold and making war
  • Dreams that died
  • The last fandango
Control code
ocm41601195
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
464 pages
Isbn
9780393048124
Lccn
99033684
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o41601195
  • (OCoLC)41601195
Label
Roaring camp : the social world of the California Gold Rush, Susan Lee Johnson
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/fy0601/99033684.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 425-448) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • On the eve of emigration
  • Domestic life in the diggings
  • Bulls, bears, and dancing boys
  • Mining gold and making war
  • Dreams that died
  • The last fandango
Control code
ocm41601195
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
464 pages
Isbn
9780393048124
Lccn
99033684
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o41601195
  • (OCoLC)41601195

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