The Land of Gold


By author: Hinton Rowan Helper
Number of pages: 302
Dimension:  x Inches (US)
Original publication year: 1855
ISBN: 978-1-4290-4567-4
Rating:

Paperback / softback
Availability: In stock.
Price:  $19.95 Qty: 
Hinton Rowan Helper (1829-1909) of North Carolina became one of the South's most controversial figures in the 1850s for his criticisms of slavery in "The Land of Gold" and his better known book, "The Impending Crisis." "The Land of Gold" (1855) draws on Helper's three years residence in California and leads him to the conclusion, "California is the poorest State in the Union." Aside from gold, he can see nothing to recommend the state economically, and his book damns the state's populace in terms of morals and intelligence.
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