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By Andrew Scott Johnston

ISBN-10: 1607322420

ISBN-13: 9781607322429

ISBN-10: 1607324628

ISBN-13: 9781607324621

Mercury and the Making of California, Andrew Johnston’s multidisciplinary exam of the background and cultural landscapes of California’s mercury-mining undefined, increases mercury to its rightful position along gold and silver within the improvement of the yankee West.

Gold and silver couldn't be subtle with no mercury; accordingly, its construction and use have been very important to securing strength and wealth within the West. the 1st industrialized mining in California, mercury mining had its personal specific association, constitution, and equipped environments. those have been shaped in the Spanish Empire, to that end reworked through British imperial objectives, and at last manipulated through American bankers and traders. In California mercury mining additionally relied on a team differentiated via race and ethnicity. The landscapes of labor and camp and the family members one of many teams taken with the industry—Mexicans, Chileans, Spanish, English, Irish, Cornish, American, and Chinese—form a vital bankruptcy within the advanced heritage of race and ethnicity within the American West.

This pioneering research explicates the mutual structuring of the equipped environments of the mercury-mining and the emergence of California’s ethnic groups. Combining wealthy documentary resources with a detailed exam of the prevailing actual panorama, Johnston explores either the aspect of daily paintings and lifestyles within the mines and the bigger monetary and social constructions within which mercury mining used to be enmeshed, revealing the importance of mercury mining for Western history.

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