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Life And Times Of General John A. Sutter

Thomas J. Schoonover

The book ""Life and Times of General John A. Sutter"" by Thomas J. Schoonover is a comprehensive biography of the famous Swiss pioneer and entrepreneur who played a pivotal role in the early history of California. General John A. Sutter arrived in California in 1839 and established a settlement that eventually became the city of Sacramento. He also discovered gold on his property, which sparked the California Gold Rush of 1849.The book chronicles Sutter's life from his birth in Switzerland to his early years in America, where he became a naturalized citizen and participated in the Mexican-American War. It also details his struggles and successes as a landowner and businessman in California, including his interactions with Native Americans, his establishment of Fort Sutter, and his attempts to maintain control over his land and resources during the Gold Rush.Schoonover's biography draws on a wealth of primary sources, including Sutter's own letters and journals, as well as contemporary accounts and historical records. The book provides a vivid portrait of Sutter as a complex and dynamic figure, whose legacy continues to shape the history of California and the American West. Overall, ""Life and Times of General John A. Sutter"" is a fascinating and informative read for anyone interested in the history of the American West or the early days of California.This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the old original and may contain some imperfections such as library marks and notations. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions, that are true to their original work.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Kessinger Publishing
  • Publish Date: Jun 8th, 2006
  • Pages: 320
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 9.00in - 6.00in - 0.72in - 1.04lb
  • EAN: 9781428624870
  • Categories: ReferenceDiaries & JournalsHistorical