THEY SAW THE ELEPHANT: Women In The California Gold Rush.
Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.
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. INSCRIBED on the title page. Black and white illustrations throughout. Bibliography, index. 265 pp.
Condition: Very good (some soiling to edges of textblock)