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Sea Routes to the Gold Fields – The Migration by Water to California in 1849-1852

History


by
Oscar Lewis

Book Details

Format: EPUB

Page count: 336 pages

File size: 4.9 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

This is of more specialized interest than Lewis’s other books (Silver Kings, The Big Four etc.). This book draws from contemporary material in what was a most articulate migration for a portrayal of life aboard the coast bound steamers of 100 years ago. From the exuberant exodus to the voyage of many days; the initial seasickness, the latter boredom — and diversions to combat it; the dangers of storm and shipwreck; of scurvy, cholera and yellow fever, which spread more quickly because of crowded conditions; of stops ashore and the Panama crossing; of women passengers — marriage bound; of the costs of the trip; of the arrival and first impressions…

This is of more specialized interest than Lewis’s other books (Silver Kings, The Big Four etc.). This book draws from contemporary material in what was a most articulate migration for a portrayal of life aboard the coast bound steamers of 100 years ago. From the exuberant exodus to the voyage of many days; the initial seasickness, the latter boredom — and diversions to combat it; the dangers of storm and shipwreck; of scurvy, cholera and yellow fever, which spread… (more)

This is of more specialized interest than Lewis’s other books (Silver Kings, The Big Four etc.). This book draws from contemporary material in what was a most articulate migration for a portrayal of life aboard the coast bound steamers of 100 years ago. From the exuberant exodus to the voyage of many days; the initial seasickness, the latter boredom — and diversions to combat it; the dangers of storm and shipwreck; of scurvy, cholera and yellow fever, which spread more quickly because of crowded conditions; of stops ashore and the Panama crossing; of women passengers — marriage bound; of the costs of the trip; of the arrival and first impressions…

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