California's Gold Rush

California's Gold Rush

Robert Grayson (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614786078

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This title examines an important historic event - the gold rush in California. Easy-to-read, compelling text explores the first discovery of gold and the creation of boomtowns in the West, issues with the Mexican government, military desertion, expansionism, and the environmental consequences of mining, key characters such as John Sutter, Samuel Brannan, Colonel Richard B. Mason, and President James K. Polk, the roles of journalism, transportation, and racial discrimination, the development of mining technologies and entrepreneurship, and the effects of this event on society. Features include a table of contents, glossary, selected bibliography, Web links, source notes, and an index, plus a timeline and essential facts. Essential Events is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Reading Level
Fountas Pinnell Guided Reading
Biographies History People & Places Social Issues
Interest Age
Ages 9-12 Ages 13+
6th Grade 7th Grade 8th Grade
Social Studies
English (US)
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