Instant Cities

Instant Cities

Urbanization and the Rise of San Francisco and Denver Gunther Paul Barth, Professor of History Gunther Barth ... 215-17, 338-39; Horace Greeley, An Overland Journey, From New York to San Francisco, in the Summer of 1859 (New York, ...

Author: Gunther Paul Barth

Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195018998

Category: History

Page: 310

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A reprint of the Oxford U. Press edition of 1975 with a new introduction (20 p.). Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Categories: History

Adventure Journalism in the Gilded Age

Adventure Journalism in the Gilded Age

In 1860, he collected the letters in a book, An Overland Journey, from New York to San Francisco, in the Summer of 1859 (New York: C. M. Saxton, Barkerm, & Co.; San Francisco: H. H. Bancroft, 1860), adding a final chapter, ...

Author: Katrina J. Quinn,

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476642093

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 249

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These new essays tell the stories of daring reporters, male and female, sent out by their publishers not to capture the news but to make the news--indeed to achieve star billing--and to capitalize on the Gilded Age public's craze for real-life adventures into the exotic and unknown. They examine the adventure journalism genre through the work of iconic writers such as Mark Twain and Nellie Bly, as well as lesser-known journalistic masters such as Thomas Knox and Eliza Scidmore, who took to the rivers and oceans, mineshafts and mountains, rails and trails of the late nineteenth century, shaping Americans' perceptions of the world and of themselves.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines



the subtitle, A Tourist's Guide to the Yo-Semite Valley (New York and San Francisco: A. Roman and Company, 1870). 6. Horace Greeley, An Overland Journey from New York to San Francisco in the Summer of 1859 (New York: C. M. Saxton, ...

Author: Alfred Runte

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781493053650

Category: Nature

Page: 352

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This history of Yosemite follows it as the seat of controversy affecting the evolution of national parks, from its path-breaking establishment in 1864 as a grant to California, 1890 expansion into a national park, boundary reductions and loss of the Hetch Hetchy Valley, evolution of wildlife science, management practices threatening Yosemite Valley, and erosion of wilderness to the present day.
Categories: Nature

The Golden State in the Civil War

The Golden State in the Civil War

Not only was the New York Tribune that he edited the leading newspaper in the United States, ... 25 Horace Greeley, An Overland Journey from New York to San Francisco in the Summer of 1859 (New York: C. M. Saxton, Barker, 1860), 328.

Author: Glenna Matthews

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107375734

Category: History


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This book breaks new ground, not only in its coverage of California, but also in its treatment of the role of cultural links in enhancing national loyalty, in its attention to many groups of people of color, including Chinese and Latinos, and what happened to them during the Civil War. In addition, the book devotes attention to the ebb and flow of the two political parties and to the little-known fact that nearly 17,000 California men and women volunteered for military service on behalf of the Union. Glenna Matthews broadens understanding of the Civil War era both in terms of geography and in terms of social groupings.
Categories: History

The Trail of Gold and Silver

The Trail of Gold and Silver

Thomas M. Marshall, Early Records of Gilpin County, Colorado 1859–1861 (Boulder: University of Colorado Press, 1920), 1–4. 11. Horace Greeley, An Overland Journey from New York to San Francisco in the Summer of 1859 (New York: Alfred A.

Author: Duane A. Smith

Publisher: University Press of Colorado

ISBN: 9781457109881

Category: History

Page: 320

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In The Trail of Gold and Silver, historian Duane A. Smith details Colorado's mining saga - a story that stretches from the beginning of the gold and silver mining rush in the mid-nineteenth century into the twenty-first century. Gold and silver mining laid the foundation for Colorado's economy, and 1859 marked the beginning of a fever for these precious metals. Mining changed the state and its people forever, affecting settlement, territorial status, statehood, publicity, development, investment, economy, jobs both in and outside the industry, transportation, tourism, advances in mining and smelting technology, and urbanization. Moreover, the first generation of Colorado mining brought a fascinating collection of people and a new era to the region. Written in a lively manner by one of Colorado's preeminent historians, this book honors the 2009 sesquicentennial of Colorado's gold rush. Smith's narrative will appeal to anybody with an interest in the state's fascinating mining history over the past 150 years.
Categories: History

The Letters of Jessie Benton Fr mont

The Letters of Jessie Benton Fr  mont

Greeley's articles were republished the next year as An Overland Journey from New York to San Francisco in the Summer of 1859 . 2. In the letter that falsely bore his name , the alleged Frémont had declared that he was not and would not ...

Author: Jessie Benton Frémont

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252019423

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 595

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Bold, talented, and ambitious, Jessie Benton Fremont was one of Victorian America's most controversial women. As the daughter of powerful Senator Thomas Hart Benton of Missouri and the wife of John Charles Fremont - western explorer, presidential candidate, and Civil War general - she not only witnessed but struggled to influence many of the major events of her time. Despite the restrictions she faced as a woman, she managed to carve out a vital role for herself as a writer, dedicated abolitionist, and "secretary and other self" to her mercurial husband. She collaborated on his best-selling exploration reports, served as his behind-the-scenes political advisor and chief Civil War aide, and worked as a lobbyist for Arizona mining interests. In The Letters of Jessie Benton Fremont, Pamela Herr and Mary Lee Spence create a compelling portrait of this remarkable woman. They supplement their collection of 271 fully annotated letters, selected from 800 they uncovered, with an elegant introduction and seven authoritative chapter essays that elucidate the significant periods of her life. The correspondents range from intimate friends like Elizabeth Blair Lee to public figures like Horace Greeley, Abraham Lincoln, Dorothea Dix, John Greenleaf Whittier, Elizabeth Palmer Peabody, William T. Sherman, and Theodore Roosevelt. Readers interested in women's studies, the westward movement, the Civil War, and the Gilded Age will find a rich source in The Letters of Jessie Benton Fremont.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Wild Yosemite

Wild Yosemite

... James Mason Hutchings, 1888 Chapter 9: In California—The Yosemite, from An Overland Journey from New York to San Francisco in the Summer of 1859, “California— The Yosemite,” Horace Greeley, 1860 Chapter 10: Waterfalls and Rainbows, ...

Author: Susan M. Neider

Publisher: Skyhorse

ISBN: 9781632207869

Category: Travel

Page: 316

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“Experience one of the country’s first national parks. . . . Its Giant Sequoias, close calls with avalanches, native birds, and breathtaking views” (National Geographic Traveler). This literary collection explores the spectacular natural features of Yosemite through the eyes of some of America’s most notable writers. In 1851, Lafayette Bunnell chronicled his travels with the Mariposa Battalion, the first non-natives to visit Yosemite Valley. Following in his footsteps, Theodore Roosevelt, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Mark Twain, Clarence King, Frederick Law Olmsted, Joaquin Miller, and Horace Greeley made their pilgrimages and were moved to recount their observations. Included here as well is the work of John Muir, founder of the Sierra Club, whose love for Yosemite led to the establishment of Yosemite National Park in 1890. This lyrical book is a literary tribute to Yosemite’s gorgeous landscape. A great companion for those who love to travel and revel in the unique natural beauty of the great American West, Wild Yosemite will transport you in spirit to the heart of the Sierra Nevada, where you’ll experience the canyons, the cliffs, the pines, the mountain air, and the panoramic grandeur of Yosemite National Park.
Categories: Travel