They Saw the Elephant: Women in the California Gold Rush

By | October 14, 2017
They Saw the Elephant: Women in the California Gold Rush Author JoAnn Levy
ISBN-10 0806124733
ISBN-13 9780806124735
Year 2014-09-05
Pages 288
Language English
Publisher University of Oklahoma Press
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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 Levys 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 San Francisco Chronicle

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