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Gold Rush - The Discovery of America - 5-Part Documentary Series

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Gold Rush

The Discovery of America
5-Part Documentary Series

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Program Details

SKU:
54423
Language:
English
Genre:
Documentary
Starring:
Various
Format:
DVD
Run Time:
3 Hours 44 Minutes
Rating:
No Rating
Region Code:
Region 1
Street Date:
02-02-2016
UPC:
683904544230

Packaging Details

Number of Discs:
1
Product Height (in):
7.5
Product Width (in):
5.25
Product Depth (in):
0.625
Product Weight (oz):
4
Carton Height (in):
17.75
Carton Width (in):
7.625
Carton Depth (in):
5.625
Carton Weight (lbs):
8
Carton Weight (oz):
5
Carton Qty:
30
Distributed By:
Mill Creek Entertainment
Catalog Title:
Gold Rush - The Discovery of America - 5-Part Documentary Series
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Synopsis

The Discovery of America

5-Part Documentary Series

The discovery of gold nuggets in the Sacramento Valley in early 1848 sparked the Gold Rush, arguably one of the most significant events to shape American history during the first half of the 19th century. As news spread of the discovery, thousands of prospective gold miners traveled by sea or over land to San Francisco and the surrounding area; by the end of 1849, the non-native population of the California territory was some 100,000 (compared with the pre-1848 figure of less than 1,000). A total of $2 billion worth of precious metal was extracted from the area during the Gold Rush, which peaked in 1852. 

This captivating, new documentary series explores the stories of struggle and triumph of the thousands who risked everything for the pursuit of wealth and the illusive American Dream.

Contents:

Manifest Destiny
The Fever Begins
The '49ers
Birth of California
The Rush of Riches