They Saw the Elephant: Women in the California Gold Rush; Author: JoAnn Levy

 

The phrase ’seeing the elephant’ symbolized for ’49 gold rushers the exotic, the mythical, the once-in-a-lifetime adventure, unequaled anywhere else but in the journey to the promised land of fortune: California. Most western myths . . . generally depict an exclusively male gold rush. Levy’s book debunks that myth. Here a variety of women travel, work, and write their way across the pages of western migrant history

They Saw the Elephant: Women in the California Gold Rush

SKU: 9780806124735
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