All that Glitters: Trans-ing California's Gold Rush Migrations

@article{Sears2008AllTG,
  title={All that Glitters: Trans-ing California's Gold Rush Migrations},
  author={Clare Sears},
  journal={GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies},
  year={2008},
  volume={14},
  pages={383 - 402}
}
  • C. Sears
  • Published 12 July 2008
  • History
  • GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies
In early 1848, on the eve of the California gold rush, San Francisco was a small, coastal settlement with approximately eight hundred residents, including Californios, Native Americans, and Euro-American settlers. Within two years, the town’s population had boomed to thirty-five thousand; within ten years, it had surpassed fifty-five thousand, as the discovery of gold in the Sierra foothills brought thousands of migrants to the port of San Francisco.1 Over 95 percent of these migrants were… 

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