The Rush to Gold:

France, the French, and the California Gold Rush, 1848-1854
Author(s): 
Rohrbough, Malcom J.
ISBN: 
9780300181401
Date published: 
July 2013
Hardback
Price: 
£27.50

The California Gold Rush began in 1848 and incited many "wagons west". However, only half of the 300,000 gold seekers travelled by land. The other half travelled by sea. This book tells the story of this second group. It examines the California Gold Rush through the eyes of 30,000 French participants.