Frank Cogliano guests on BBC Radio 4's "In Our Time"

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Frank Cogliano appears on BBC Radio 4's "In Our Time" with Melvyn Bragg, to discuss the California Gold Rush.

Period2 Apr 2015

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  • TitleIn Our Time
    Media name/outletBBC Radio 4
    Media typeRadio
    Duration/Length/Size43 mins
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    DescriptionMelvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the California Gold Rush. In 1849 the recent discovery of gold at Coloma, near Sacramento in California, led to a massive influx of prospectors seeking to make their fortunes. Within a couple of years the tiny settlement of San Francisco had become a major city, with tens of thousands of immigrants, the so-called Forty-Niners, arriving by boat and over land. The gold rush transformed the west coast of America and its economy, but also uprooted local populations of Native Americans and made irreversible changes to natural habitats.
    PersonsFrank Cogliano


  • California
  • gold rush
  • prospectors
  • Forty-Niners