The Resource The Georgia gold rush : twenty-niners, Cherokees, and gold fever, David Williams

The Georgia gold rush : twenty-niners, Cherokees, and gold fever, David Williams

Label
The Georgia gold rush : twenty-niners, Cherokees, and gold fever
Title
The Georgia gold rush
Title remainder
twenty-niners, Cherokees, and gold fever
Statement of responsibility
David Williams
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the 1820s a series of gold strikes from Virginia to Alabama caused such excitement that thousands of miners from all parts of the United States poured into the region. This Southern gold rush, the first in U.S. history, reached Georgia with the discovery of the Dahlonega Gold Belt in 1829. Said Benjamin Parks, one of Georgia's first twenty-niners: "The news got abroad, and such excitement you never saw. It seemed within a few days as if the whole world must have heard of it, for men came from every state I had ever heard of. They came afoot, on horseback and in wagons, acting more like crazy men than anything else. All the way from where Dahlonega now stands, to Nuckollsville there were men panning out of the branches and making holes in the hillsides." As it happened, the Georgia gold fields were found to lie in and around Cherokee territory. In 1830 Georgia extended its authority over the area, and two years later the land was raffled off in a lottery. Although they resisted this land grab through the courts, the Cherokees were eventually driven west on the Trail of Tears into what is today northeastern Oklahoma. The gold rush era survived the Cherokees in Georgia by only a few years. The early 1840s saw a dramatic decline in the fortunes of the Southern gold region. When word of a new gold strike in California reached the miners, they wasted no time in following the banished Indians westward. In fact, many Georgia twenty-niners became some of the first California forty-niners. Georgia's gold rush is now almost two centuries past, but gold fever continues. Many residents still pan for gold, and every October during Gold Rush Days hundreds of latter-day prospectors reliving the excitement of Georgia's great antebellum gold rush throng to the small mountain town of Dahlonega
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1959-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Williams, David
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
F290
LC item number
.W54 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Georgia
  • Georgia
  • Georgia
  • Géorgie (États-Unis)
  • United States, Georgia
  • Cherokee Indians
  • Gold mines and mining
  • Cherokee Indians
  • Gold mines and mining
  • Mineurs d'or
  • Cherokee (Indiens)
  • Or
  • Cherokee Indians
  • Cherokee Indians
  • Gold mines and mining
Label
The Georgia gold rush : twenty-niners, Cherokees, and gold fever, David Williams
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 155-167) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ch. 1. "No Talke, No Hope, Nor Worke, But Dig Gold": The Origins of Southern Gold Fever -- Ch. 2. "Acting Like Crazy Men": Gold Fever and the Great Intrusion -- Ch. 3. "Get a Little Further": The Cherokee Nation Abandoned -- Ch. 4. "Civilized Life" Comes to the Gold Region -- Ch. 5. "It's Just Like Gambling -- All Luck": Mining in the Gold Rush Days -- Ch. 6. "Gambling Houses, Dancing Houses, & Drinking Saloons": Life in the Georgia Gold Region -- Ch. 7. "Prosper the Americans and Cherokees": The Climactic Year of 1838 -- Epilogue: "Gold Fever. . . Ain't No Cure For It."
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 178 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780872498464
Lccn
92028653
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)26396993
  • (OCoLC)ocm26396993
Label
The Georgia gold rush : twenty-niners, Cherokees, and gold fever, David Williams
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 155-167) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ch. 1. "No Talke, No Hope, Nor Worke, But Dig Gold": The Origins of Southern Gold Fever -- Ch. 2. "Acting Like Crazy Men": Gold Fever and the Great Intrusion -- Ch. 3. "Get a Little Further": The Cherokee Nation Abandoned -- Ch. 4. "Civilized Life" Comes to the Gold Region -- Ch. 5. "It's Just Like Gambling -- All Luck": Mining in the Gold Rush Days -- Ch. 6. "Gambling Houses, Dancing Houses, & Drinking Saloons": Life in the Georgia Gold Region -- Ch. 7. "Prosper the Americans and Cherokees": The Climactic Year of 1838 -- Epilogue: "Gold Fever. . . Ain't No Cure For It."
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 178 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780872498464
Lccn
92028653
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)26396993
  • (OCoLC)ocm26396993

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