A Global History of Gold Rushes - California World History Library 25 (Hardback)
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A Global History of Gold Rushes - California World History Library 25 (Hardback)

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Hardback 336 Pages / Published: 09/11/2018
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Nothing set the world in motion like gold. Between the discovery of California placer gold in 1848 and the rush to Alaska fifty years later, the search for the precious yellow metal accelerated worldwide circulations of people, goods, capital, and technologies. A Global History of Gold Rushes brings together historians of the United States, Africa, Australasia, and the Pacific World to tell the rich story of these nineteenth century gold rushes from a global perspective. Gold was central to the growth of capitalism: it whetted the appetites of empire builders, mobilized the integration of global markets and economies, profoundly affected the environment, and transformed large-scale migration patterns. Together these essays tell the story of fifty years that changed the world.

Publisher: University of California Press
ISBN: 9780520294547
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 590 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 28 mm


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"This collection moves the study of migration, finance, and technology forward in consistently strong essays that are as readable as they are informative." * H-Net *
"This book is a welcome contribution, opening agendas for future research in many dimensions of mining history, and reminding exponents of any one national mining history against undue exceptionalism." * Australian Historical Studies *
"This excellent book provides a needed international perspective on gold rush histories. . . . The international perspective, and the explanation of the linkages among the gold rushes, make this book valuable for researchers of any of the individual gold rushes, of the political and financial histories of the countries involved, and of colonial history." * Journal of American History *
"The essays provide in-depth coverage of topics not typically discussed and help readers better understand the continuities and differences that distinguished the far-flung gold rushes of this period." * California History *

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