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A 49er Writes Home from the Gold Rush (with text supports)

Many miners wrote letters home to family and friends describing their experiences in California. In this letter, Robert Pitkin describes the tensions between American-born and Chinese immigrant miners.


Source | Robert W. Pitkin to his parents from Jones Bar, California, August 16, 1852; The Bancroft Library, University of California; www.calisphere.org.
Creator | Robert W. Pitkin
Item Type | Diary/Letter
Cite This document | Robert W. Pitkin, “A 49er Writes Home from the Gold Rush (with text supports),” HERB: Resources for Teachers, accessed August 25, 2019, https://herb.ashp.cuny.edu/items/show/1717.

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