Mining Camps and Mining Districts

Mining Camps and Mining Districts

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Leading mining historian Kerby Jackson introduces us to a classic mining publication on the history of mining camps and mining districts. First released in 1885 by Charles Howard Shinn under the title "Mining Camps: A Study in American Frontier Government," this publication offers a unique look at how early gold miners established their own forms of representative government during the California Gold Rush. Drawing on the the early mining codes of mideviel German miners in the Harz Mountains, on the mining customs of the Cornish tin miners and early Spanish mining laws introduced into California, the miners established the first governments in the American West. Note: This edition is a perfect facsimile of the original edition and is not set in a modern typeface. As such, some type characters and images might suffer from slight imperfections or minor shadows in the page background.
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  • Paperback | 340 pages
  • 216 x 280 x 18mm | 789g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1514341743
  • 9781514341742