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Newton Amos Chandler was a prospector during the mid-nineteenth-century Gold Rush on the west coast of the United States. In a series of letters written to his wife Jane between 1855 and 1872, Chandler conveys the experiences and challenges faced by those pursuing wealth and opportunity during the Gold Rush. Subjects covered include westward expansion, racial and ethnic tensions, mining, and the fortunes and misfortunes of gold miners.

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