American Alchemy: The California Gold Rush and Middle-Class Culture

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Index
Adams, Philomela, 160, 166
Adams, Samuel, 36, 77, 115, 160, 166– 67, 244
Advertisements: use of gold as imagery in, 21; for ships to California, 75–76 (see also Mining and trading associations)
Agassiz, Louis, 141
Alcott, Bronson, 232
Alexander, Francis, 88
Alexander, J. M., 154
Allen, Harrison, 162
Allen, Julia, 162, 171–72
All's Not Gold that Glitters (Cousin Alice), 181
Alta California (San Francisco), 237, 239, 243, 244
Amelia Sherwood (Kenworthy), 246
American Renaissance, 51
Angelique (ship), 233, 238–41, 243–44
Anonymity in California, 310 (n.11)
Apple, Ellen, 78, 171, 261–62, 266–67
Ballou, Mary, 247–48 Bancroft, Hubert Howe, 97–98, 143, 155, 157, 162, 226, 262–63, 265
Baptist Board of Missions, 128
Barnes, James, 50, 157
Barnum, P. T., 19
Barstow, Alfred, 213
“Bartleby the Scrivener” (Melville), 1– 2, 15, 49, 276
Beckwourth, James, 251, 317 (n.18)
Beecher, Catharine, 234
Beecher, Henry Ward, 46, 233
Beeckman, John, 35, 42, 79, 97, 128, 179–80
Beeckman, Margaret Gardiner, 35, 79, 179–80
Belgrade (ship), 97, 103
Bellows, Henry, 46
Bennett, Oscar, 149–51, 157, 210–11, 228
Benton, Reverend Joseph Augustine, 94, 129, 208–9, 223–25
Bird, Robert Montgomery, 124
Bowery (New York City), 27
Bowery b'hoys: in literature, 27, 56–57; forty-niners' self-image as, 105–6
Boydston, Jeanne, 182
Brazil, 120, 124, 126, 131, 137, 240
Brengle, Phil. See Palmer, Charles
Brook Farm, 232
Brownson, Orestes, 232
Bryant, William Cullen, 233
Buck, Franklin, 27–32, 35, 41, 52, 66– 67, 137, 207, 213
Buntline, Ned, 52, 124, 251
Bushnell, Horace, 104
Byron, George Gordon, Lord, 55, 97, 115–16, 167. See also Childe Harold's Pilgrimage
California As It Is (Wierzbicki), 229–30
California, Indoors and Out (Farnham), 239

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Table of contents

  • Title Page *
  • Contents *
  • Acknowledgments ix
  • American Alchemy *
  • Introduction 1
  • One - California Gold and Filthy Lucre 17
  • Two - Gold Fever as a Cure 43
  • Three - Husbands and Wives 69
  • Four - Numberless Highways to Fairy Grottos 93
  • Five - A Great and Perverse Paradise 119
  • Six - California Is a Humbug 143
  • Seven - Widows and Helpmates 169
  • Eight - A Wild, Free, Disorderly, Grotesque Society 197
  • Nine - The Prude Fails 221
  • Ten - The End of the Flush Times 243
  • Conclusion 269
  • Notes 277
  • Index 321
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