The California Gold Rush and the Coming of the Civil War

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Leonard L. Richards

Narrated By: Jeff Riggenbach

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Date: January 2006

Duration: 10 hours 4 minutes

Summary:

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.

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