An analysis of the contributions of immigrants and women to the 19th century American Gold Rush and its effect on American society, based on Jo Ann Levy's book "The Crucible Women on the Overland Journey".
# 96934 | 2,308 words | 11 sources | APA | 2007 |
Published on Jul 19, 2007 in Anthropology (North American) , History (U.S. After 1865) , History (U.S. Before 1865) , Women Studies (General) , Women Studies (Women and Society) , Hot Topics (Immigration)
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This paper discusses the 19th century Gold Rush in America and how it contributed to the overall development of the American identity. It looks into the historical interdependence of the Gold Rush and the contribution of immigrants, and especially women, to the construction of the American cultural heritage. The paper largely bases its discussion on Jo Ann Levy's book "The Crucible Women on the Overland Journey".
Sample of Sources Used:
- "A Conversation with Jo Ann Levy." The Gold Rush. http://www.goldrush.com/~joann/conversa.htm (accessed 18 February 2007)
- Beckett, Elizabeth, and Sarah Teel. Women in Alaska's history- Gold Rush. http://library.thinkquest.org/11313/Gold_Rush/index.html (accessed 18 February 2007)
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Gold Rush (2007, July 19) Retrieved September 27, 2022, from https://www.academon.com/research-paper/gold-rush-96934/
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