GREENBACKS and COPPERHEADS 1859-1869, by David Allan Comstock


California pioneers in the turbulent 1860s. Many rushed to Virginia City's silver mines and made fortunes. They took opposing sides during the Civil War, and helped plan and build a giant transcontinental railroad to link East and West. Based on hundreds of letters, journals and newspaper accounts. (Sequel to Brides of the Gold Rush

428 pp. illus. maps; hardcover