THEY SAW THE ELEPHANT: Women In The California Gold Rush.
Edition: Trade paperback.
Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 1992. SIGNED - Based on many previously little known diaries, this tells of women who came West seeking the 'elephant' alone, as well as with their families. The women whose stories are told ranged from innkeepers to prostitutes to school teachers to gamblers--there's even a Wells Fargo & Co. stagecoach driver. SIGNED on the title page. Black and white illustrations throughout. Bibliography, index. 265 pp. ISBN: 0-8061-24733.
Condition: Very good (slight crinkling to the lower edge from dampness.)