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The Songs of the Gold Rush

Author: Richard A. Dwyer,Richard E. Lingenfelter,David Cohen

Publisher: Univ of California Press


Category: California

Page: 200

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Eighty-eight songs as they were written and sung in the mining camps of California.

Music of the Alaska-Klondike Gold Rush

Songs & History

Author: N.A

Publisher: Fairbanks : University of Alaska Press


Category: History

Page: 440

View: 5076

"The heart of this book is the music talked about in diaries of the gold seekers"--p. xi.

Rock and Roll

Gold Rush

Author: Maury Dean

Publisher: Algora Publishing

ISBN: 0875862276

Category: Electronic books

Page: 728

View: 5879

An appreciation of Rock-n-Roll, song by song, from its roots and its inspriations to its divergent recent trends. A work of rough genius; DeanOCOs attempt to make connections though time and across genres is laudable."

Folk Songs of the Catskills

Author: Norman Cazden,Herbert Haufrecht,Norman Studer

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791498638

Category: History

Page: 666

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Part of the ancient Appalachians and just a few miles up the road from a massive metropolitan area, the Catskills have been home to the variety of people who have made the history of the New World. The songs collected here reflect this history. They are songs of rafting and lumbering, war and railroads, prison and hard times, and nonsense and drinking. And they are songs of love—tragic love, thwarted love, foolish love—and sometimes even true love. Collecting the songs began in 1941 when educator Norman Studer and composer Herbert Haufrecht led a group of young people on folklore trips through the mountains. The distinguished musician Norman Cazden continued the collection, adding his research and scholarship. The book is the cumulative work of these three colleagues. Useful as an annotated archive of regional lore, Folk Songs of the Catskills traces roots to early Scottish, Irish, Welsh, English, and American sources. Both texts and musical structure are compared to other traditional songs. Extended search for tune relatives is directed towards tracing the known use of each tune strain, whether in variants with similar texts or quite different texts. Some of the Catskill versions of tunes have not been found elsewhere, and others are rarely encountered. Whether related to others or unique to the Catskills, the commentary on the songs in this collection contributes to a more general theory of the nature of traditional tunes and their transformation. The late composer/musicologist and university professor, Norman Cazden, worked meticulously over a period of many years to trace traditional melodies and texts. Both Cazden and fellow composer Herbert Haufrecht were music directors of Camp Woodland, a unique summer school in the Catskill Mountains which acquainted students with the folklore of this musically rich region. The late Norman Studer, one of the founders and for many years the director of Camp Woodland, was also an ardent folklorist who spent much of his life in the hills and hollows of the Catskills looking for folksingers and yarnspinners. Together, these devoted scholars have created a work that is as enjoyable as it is rare.

Days of Gold

The California Gold Rush and the American Nation

Author: Malcolm J. Rohrbough

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520216598

Category: History

Page: 569

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On the morning of January 24, 1848, James W. Marshall discovered gold in California. The news spread across the continent, launching hundreds of ships and hitching a thousand prairie schooners filled with adventurers in search of heretofore unimagined wealth. Those who joined the procession—soon called 49ers—included the wealthy and the poor from every state and territory, including slaves brought by their owners. In numbers, they represented the greatest mass migration in the history of the Republic. In this first comprehensive history of the Gold Rush, Malcolm J. Rohrbough demonstrates that in its far-reaching repercussions, it was the most significant event in the first half of the nineteenth century. No other series of events between the Louisiana Purchase and the Civil War produced such a vast movement of people; called into question basic values of marriage, family, work, wealth, and leisure; led to so many varied consequences; and left such vivid memories among its participants. Through extensive research in diaries, letters, and other archival sources, Rohrbough uncovers the personal dilemmas and confusion that the Gold Rush brought. His engaging narrative depicts the complexity of human motivation behind the event and reveals the effects of the Gold Rush as it spread outward in ever-widening circles to touch the lives of families and communities everywhere in the United States. For those who joined the 49ers, the decision to go raised questions about marital obligations and family responsibilities. For those men—and women, whose experiences of being left behind have been largely ignored until now—who remained on the farm or in the shop, the absences of tens of thousands of men over a period of years had a profound impact, reshaping a thousand communities across the breadth of the American nation.

Roaring Camp

The Social World of the California Gold Rush

Author: Susan Lee Johnson

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393320992

Category: History

Page: 464

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Captures the multiethnic, multicultural world of the California Gold Rush, in a richly textured social history that profiles the era's diverse and colorful characters, the evolution of a unique society, and the sources of our legends and myths about the Gold Rush. Reprint.

What Was the Gold Rush?

Author: Joan Holub

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101610298

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 3747

In 1848, gold was discovered in California, attracting over 300,000 people from all over the world, some who struck it rich and many more who didn't. Hear the stories about the gold-seeking "forty-niners!" With black-and white illustrations and sixteen pages of photos, a nugget from history is brought to life!

Rush for Riches

Gold Fever and the Making of California

Author: J. S. Holliday

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520214013

Category: History

Page: 355

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This book carries the story of the world's first gold rush from 1849 through the free-for-all decades of the 1860s and 70's and on to the climactic year 1884. J. S. Holliday describes California's transformation from the quietude of a Mexican hinterland to the forefront of entrepreneurial capitalism. He follows gold mining's swift evolution from treasure hunt to vast industry, traces the prodigal plunder of California's virgin rivers and abundant forests, and describes improvised feats of engineering, breathtaking in their scope and execution.

Rush to Gold

The French and the California Gold Rush, 1848-1854

Author: Malcolm J. Rohrbough

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 030018140X

Category: History

Page: 342

View: 9651

The California Gold Rush attracted 300,000 gold seekers in the mid-1800s, and it is the story of 30,000 Frenchman who came by sea that is told in The Rush to Gold. This is the first book to give an international focus to this pivotal time.

Story of the California Gold Rush Coloring Book

Author: Peter F. Copeland

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486258149

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Forty scenes: Sutter's Mill, mining camps and boomtowns, prospectors panning for gold, old San Francisco, more. Informative captions.

They Saw the Elephant

Women in the California Gold Rush

Author: JoAnn Levy

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 0806189959

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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"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."-Choice "One of the best and most comprehensive accounts of gold rush life to date"ˆ–San Francisco Chronicle

A World Transformed

Firsthand Accounts of California Before the Gold Rush

Author: Joshua Paddison

Publisher: Heyday


Category: History

Page: 344

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California changed dramatically in the years between the founding of the first mission in 1769 and the 1848 gold rush. These eleven eyewitness accounts vividly describe the first European land expedition into an unknown territory; the spread of the missions; the rule of Spain and then Mexico; the rise and fall of California's Russian colony; the emergence of rancho culture; the semi-feudal empires of Vallejo and Sutter; and the arrival of Anglo-Americans as ship-deserters, settlers, traders, and ultimately -- perhaps inevitably -- the masters of California.

Gold Fever!

Tales from the California Gold Rush

Author: Rosalyn Schanzer

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 9781426300400

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 6918

Uses lighthearted illustrations and excerpts from letters, journals, and newspaper articles to relate the story of the California Gold Rush of 1848.

Songs of the Pacific Northwest

Author: Jon Bartlett,Philip J. Thomas

Publisher: Surrey, B.C. : Hancock House

ISBN: 9780888396105

Category: Folk songs

Page: 208

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"Far from home, far from home, On Fraser River's shore..." So sang the miners at their sluice boxes at Emory's Bar during the Fraser River Gold Rush of 1858. British Columbians have always sung about their work, and their recreation, their politics, their living conditions - the good times and the bad. This unique collection of songs spanning a period of seventy-five years is a colorful documentary giving vivid glimpses into the social, economic, and political life of the province from the time of Captain Cook to the present. Founding and honorary life member of the Vancouver Folk Song Society, honorary president of the Canadian Folk Music Society, Phil Thomas sings, accompanies himself on a five-string banjo or guitar and has for thirty years taught and been concerned with the spread of awareness and enjoyment of folk music.

Folk Songs for Two

11 Folk Songs Arranged for Two Voices and Piano... for Recitals, Concerts and Contests

Author: Jay Althouse

Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing

ISBN: 9780882849737

Category: Music

Page: 63

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Includes fresh new settings of: All Through the Night * Amazing Grace * Camptown Races * Cindy * He's Gone Away * Poor Wayfaring Stranger * Scarborough Fair * Shenandoah * Siyahamba * Skye Boat Song * Homeward Bound. Appropriate for any combination of voices, male or female. 64 pages.

Dictionary of the American West

Author: Win Blevins

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 0875654835

Category: History

Page: 429

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Did you ever need to spell “dogie” (as in, get-along-little), or need to know what a “sakey” is? This is the book that can tell you how to spell, pronounce, and define over 5,000 terms relative to the American West. Want to know what a “breachy” cow is? Turn to page 43 to learn that it’s an adjective used to describe a cow that has a tendency to find her way through fences where she isn’t supposed to be. Describes some teenagers we know… Spend hours perusing the dictionary at random, or read straight through to give you a flavor of the West from its beginnings to contemporary days. Laced with photographs and maps, the Dictionary of the American West will make you sound like an expert on all things Western, even if you don’t know your dingus from a dinner plate. Compiled of words brought into English from Native Americans, emigrants, Mormons, Hispanics, migrant workers, loggers, and fur trappers, the dictionary opens up history and culture in an enchanting way. From “Aarigaa!” to “zopilote,” the Dictionary of the American West is a “valuable book, a treasure for any literate American’s library.” (Tony Hillerman)

Writing the Northland

Jack London's and Robert W. Service's Imaginary Geography

Author: Barbara Stefanie Giehmann

Publisher: Königshausen & Neumann

ISBN: 3826044592

Category: Alaska

Page: 455

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Song of Solomon

Author: Toni Morrison

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307388124

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 5529

Milkman Dead was born shortly after a neighborhood eccentric hurled himself off a rooftop in a vain attempt at flight. For the rest of his life he, too, will be trying to fly. With this brilliantly imagined novel, Toni Morrison transfigures the coming-of-age story as audaciously as Saul Bellow or Gabriel García Márquez. As she follows Milkman from his rustbelt city to the place of his family’s origins, Morrison introduces an entire cast of strivers and seeresses, liars and assassins, the inhabitants of a fully realized black world.

Gold Fever

One Man's Adventures on the Trail of the Gold Rush

Author: Steve Boggan

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

ISBN: 1780746970

Category: Travel

Page: 320

View: 6806

One Thursday in 2008 the price of gold went above a thousand dollars an ounce for the first time in history. All over the world, at least in countries with gold-bearing soil, people with no experience of prospecting began shopping for shovels and pickaxes, gold pans, tents, generators and all manner of equipment they had no idea how to use. And off they went mining. Steve Boggan followed them, packing his bags and flying to San Francisco to join the 21st century’s gold rush in a quest to understand the allure of the metal – and maybe find a bit for himself, too. He also takes us back in time to the original San Fransiscan gold rush, two centuries ago, and gets a crash course in the science and economics of gold. Written with Boggan’s characteristic wit and self-effacing charm, Gold Rush is a hugely entertaining travelogue and a unique insight into the history and future of the world’s most seductive metal.

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