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Sea Routes To The Gold Fields - The Migration By Water To California In 1849-1852

Sea Routes To The Gold Fields - The Migration By Water To California In 1849-1852

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Valutazione: 5 su 5 stelle5/5 (1 recensione)
Lunghezza: 335 pagine4 ore

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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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Sea Routes To The Gold Fields - The Migration By Water To California In 1849-1852

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Sea Routes To The Gold Fields - The Migration By Water To California In 1849-1852

Valutazioni:
Valutazione: 5 su 5 stelle5/5 (1 recensione)
Lunghezza: 335 pagine4 ore

Descrizione

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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