This volume begins with John Sutter's own account of his life and the discovery of gold at his sawmill in 1848. Leading historians Howard R. Lamar, Albert L. Hurtado, Iris H. W. Engstrand, Richard W. White, and Patricia Nelson Limerick then demythologize Sutter while giving him a more secure place in western history.
|Publication date:||1st November 2002|
|Author:||Kenneth N. Owens|
|Publisher:||University of Nebraska Press|
|Categories:||History of the Americas, Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900, Biography: historical, political & military, Social & cultural history,|
Kenneth N. Owens is a professor emeritus of history at California State University, Sacramento. He is the editor of Riches for All: The California Gold Rush and the World and The Wreck of the Sv. Nikolai, both published by the University of Nebraska Press.More About Kenneth N. Owens