The California Gold Rush and the Coming of the Civil War
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date: January 2006
Duration: 10 hours 4 minutes
In this revelatory study, award-winning historian Leonard L. Richards makes clear the links between the Gold Rush and the Civil War. He explains how Southerners envisioned California as a new market for slaves for digging for gold and planned to split off the southern half of the state for slaves.