John Sutter and a Wider West


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.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Iris H. W. Engstrand
  • Richard White
  • Patricia Nelson Limerick
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Lincoln, NE
Publication year:
  • 1994