The California Gold Rush Term Paper by hicaliber

The California Gold Rush
A brief analysis of the environmental impact of the Californian Gold Rush.
# 93666 | 799 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Mar 25, 2007 in History (U.S. After 1865) , Environmental Studies (General)

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This paper looks at how the Gold Rush was a frenzied surge of greed and power into a beautiful serene land that was virtually without laws. The paper further looks at how people, determined to find great wealth, stepped out of their normal lives and values and plundered the land. It also discusses how California still suffers from the effects of this pollution and devastation.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Bowman, Chris "No one tracked the cost in environmental damage" Sacramento Bee, January 18, 1998.
  • Marks, Paula Mitchell Precious Dust, The American Gold Rush Era 1848-1900 William Morrow and Company, Publisher. New York: 1951.
  • Project Underground Gold, Greed and Genocide

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