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H. W. Brands. The Age of Gold: The California Gold Rush and the New American Dream. Doubleday. 2002. 547pp.

Donald Barr Chidsey. The California Gold Rush: An Informal History. Crown Publishers. 1968. 208pp.

Walter T. Durham. Volunteer Forty-Niners: Tennesseans and the California Gold Rush. Vanderbilt University Press. 1997. 324pp.

David Goodman. Gold Seeking: Victoria and California in the 1850s. Stanford University Press. 1994. 302pp.

Mary Hill. Gold: The California Story. University of California Press. 1999. 306pp.

J. S. Holliday. The World Rushed In: The California Gold Rush Experience. University of Oklahoma Press. 2002. 568pp. Based on the diary of William Swain.

J. S. Holliday. Rush for Riches: Gold Fever and the Making of California. University of California Press. 1999. 355pp.

Susan Lee Johnson. Roaring Camp: The Social World of the California Gold Rush. W. W. Norton & Company. 2001. 464pp.

Ava F. Kahn (editor). Jewish Voices of the California Gold Rush: A Documentary History, 1849-1880. Wayne State University Press. 2001. 549pp.

Gary F. Kurutz. The California Gold Rush: A Descriptive Bibliography of Books and Pamphlets Covering the Years 1848-1853. Book Club of California. 1997. 771pp.

Rudolph M. Lapp. Blacks in Gold Rush California. Yale University Press. 1995. 336pp.

Joann Levy. They Saw the Elephant: Women in the California Gold Rush. Archon Books. 1990. 265pp.

Kenneth N. Owens. Riches for All: The California Gold Rush and the World. University of Nebraska Press. 2002. 367pp.

Rodman W. Paul. California Gold: The Beginning of Mining in the Far West. University of Nebraska Press. 1965. 380pp.

James J. Rawls; Richard J. Orsi (editor). A Golden State: Mining and Economic Development in Gold Rush California. University of California Press. 1999. 313pp.

Leonard L. Richards. The California Gold Rush and the Coming of the Civil War. Alfred A. Knopf. 2007. 289pp.

Brian Roberts. American Alchemy: The California Gold Rush and Middle-class Culture. University of North Carolina Press. 2000. 328pp.

Malcolm J. Rohrbough. Days of Gold: The California Gold Rush and the American Nation. University of California Press. 1998. 569pp.

Fred Rosen. Gold! The Story of the 1848 Gold Rush and How It Shaped a Nation. Thunder's Mouth Press. 2005. 318pp.

Kevin Starr; Richard J. Orsi (editor). Rooted in Barbarous Soil: People, Culture, and Community in Gold Rush California. University of California Press. 2000. 364pp.

Richard T. Stillson. Spreading the Word: A History of Information in the California Gold Rush. University of Nebraska Press. 2006. 274pp.

Dale L. Walker. Eldorado: The California Gold Rush. Macmillan. 2003. 379pp.

Daniel B. Woods. Sixteen Months at the Gold Diggings. Harper & Brothers. 1851. 199pp.

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