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The Story of a Georgia Gold Mining Town

Title Details

Pages: 160

Trim size: 5.500in x 8.500in



Pub Date: 09/01/2009

ISBN: 9-780-8203-3497-4

List Price: $25.95


The Story of a Georgia Gold Mining Town

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The first gold rush in American history occurred in north Georgia; it preceded the mining booms in the West by almost two decades. Published in 1956, Auraria tells the story of the mining town at the center of Georgia's gold frenzy. Auraria, which reached its zenith in the 1830s, eventually faded into a ghost town by the twentieth century. E. Merton Coulter gives readers more than a local study by placing Auraria's fascinating story in the context of larger regional and national developments.

Written with feeling and understanding, this significant monograph enriches our knowledge of a dramatic phase of history.

—T. Conn Bryan, Mississippi Valley Historical Review

About the Author/Editor

E. MERTON COULTER came to the University of Georgia as an associate professor in 1919; he was named an emeritus professor of history in 1958 and continued to work on campus until his death in 1981. During his career, he wrote or edited more than thirty books and his contributions to periodicals were extensive. Coulter was coeditor of the ten–volume History of the South and author of two of the volumes in the series; he also served as editor of the Georgia Historical Quarterly for fifty years.