Spreading the Word: A History of Information in the California Gold Rush

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Page numbers followed by suffix “f” indicate figures
Abell, Annuah S., 28–32, 226n34
abolition. See slavery
Accompaniment to the Map of the Emigrant Road (Jefferson), 53–54, 214
Adams, Alvin, 149
advertisements: assessing credibility of, 2–4, 61–62; in California books and maps, 26–27; for California travel, 35–37, 45–52; credibility markers in, 32; misinformation and frauds in, 33, 40–41; newspaper credibility and, 18–19, 30–31; of overland transportation routes, 39; trailhead town rivalry in, 61–62, 71–72
African Americans, California emigration of, 34. See also slavery
Allen, R. T. P., 143
American Antiquarian Society (AAS), 59, 232n61, 233n66–67
American Baptist Home Mission Society, 27
The American Emigrant's Preliminary Guide to the Gold Mines of California (Gregg), 52–53
American fur trade, 95, 232n57, 242n50
Anderson, Alexander Outlaw, 76
Applegate, Jesse, 112
Arizona, 52
Armstrong, Elza, 81–82, 96, 110, 121–23
army. See U.S. Army
Ash Hollow, 92–93
Averill, C., 52
Bagley, Will, 245n97
Baltimore Sun, 28–32, 226n34
Bancroft, Hubert Howe, 137
Bancroft Library (Berkeley), 137
banking: bills of exchange in, 149–50; creation of California system of, 145–46; international services of, 148–49; role of private express companies in, 120. See also private express companies
Banks, Edwin, 90, 94
Banks, John, 81–82, 96, 110
Barnum, P. T., 15
Beale, Edward, 15–16, 29, 38
Beckwourth, Jim, 246n112
Bedford and Company (publisher), 45, 54
Bennett, James Gordon, 14–25, 165, 223n4, 226n34
Benton, Jessie Hart, 221n18
Biddle, Nicholas, 7–8, 222n22
Bigler, Henry, 105, 243n75
Black Hills, 92
Black Rock Desert, 113
Bodmer, Karl, 10
“bones express,” 94
book(s): assessing credibility of, 2–4; availability of in California, 134–37; gold rush cartoons and humor in, 174–76; goldrusher journals as travelogues and, 171–74; images of the West given in, 6–12; and King's official report, 176–77; newspaper advertising for, 26–27; publishing private letters as, 155–56; regional publishing of, 55–59. See also guidebooks; publishers and booksellers
booksellers. See publishers and booksellers
Border Star, 235n15

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