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    • The California Gold Rush and the Coming of the Civil War

    • By: Leonard L. Richards
    • Narrated by: Jeff Riggenbach
    • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 43
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      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 18

    In this revelatory study, award-winning historian Leonard L. Richards outlines the links between the Gold Rush and the Civil War. He explains that Southerners envisioned California as a new market for slaves, schemed to tie California to the South via railroad, and imagined splitting off the state's southern half as a slave state. Richards recounts the political battles and the fiery California feuds, duels, and, perhaps, outright murders as the state came shockingly close to being divided in two.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Not typically covered in history class...

    • By John M on 02-21-07

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Shays's Rebellion: The American Revolution's Final Battle

    • By: Leonard L. Richards
    • Narrated by: William Dupuy
    • Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    During the bitter winter of 1786-87, Daniel Shays, a modest farmer and Revolutionary War veteran, and his compatriot Luke Day led an unsuccessful armed rebellion against the state of Massachusetts. Their desperate struggle was fueled by the injustice of a regressive tax system and a conservative state government that seemed no better than British colonial rule.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good info

    • By James on 07-03-16

    Regular price: $19.95