Episode 31: The California Trail: From the Donner Party to the Gold Rush
Beebe, Rose Marie and Robert M. Senkewicz, editors. Lands of Promise and Despair: Chronicles of Early California, 1535-1846. Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 2001. 
Dary, David. The Oregon Trail: An American Saga. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2004. https://books.google.com/books?id=uv5yX0X5Cj8C&printsec=frontcover#v=onepage&q&f=false
Eifler, Mark A. The California Gold Rush: The Stampede that Changed the World. New York: Routledge, 2017. https://books.google.com/books?id=PYC3DAAAQBAJ&printsec=frontcover#v=onepage&q&f=false
Grayson, Donald K. “Donner Party Deaths: A Demographic Assessment.” Journal of Anthropological Research, 46, no. 3 (1990): 223-242. Accessed January 10, 2019.
Guinn, J. M. “The Capture of Montery, Oct. 19, 1842.” Annual Publication of the Historical Society of Southern California, Los Angeles,  3, No. 4 (1896): 70-73.  
Hastings, Lansford W. The Emigrant’s Guide to Oregon and California. Reprint, Bedford, MA: Applewood Books, 1994. 
Hurtado, Albert L. John Sutter: A Life on the North American Frontier. Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 2006. https://books.google.com/books?id=r_HarhTxs7MC&printsec=frontcover&vq=gold+rush#v=onepage&q=gold%20rush&f=false
Johnson, Kristin, editor. “Unfortunate Emigrants:” Narratives of the Donner Party. Logan, UT: Utah State University Press, 1996. 
LaSalle, Michael E. Emigrants on the Overland Trail: The Wagon Trains of 1848. Kirksville, MO: Truman State University Press, 2011. 
Lerner, Gerda, editor. Lillian Schlissel Women’s Diaries of the Westward Journey. New York: Schocken Books, 1982. 
Marley, David F. Mexico at War: From the Struggle for Independence to the 21st Century Drug Wars. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2014. https://books.google.com/books?id=LBqDBAAAQBAJ&printsec=frontcover#v=onepage&q&f=false
Meldahl, Keith Heyer. Hard Road West: History and Geology Along the Gold Rush Trail. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2007. 
Morgan, Dale E., editor. The Overland Diary of James A. Pritchard from Kentucky to California in 1849. Denver: The Old West Publishing Company, 1959. 
Rarick, Ethan. Desperate Passage: The Donner Party’s Perilous Journey West. New York: Oxford University Press, 2008. 
Stewart, George R. The California Trail: An Epic with Many Heroes. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 1962. 
Willoughby, Robert J. The Great Western Migration to the Gold Fields of California, 1849-1850. Jefferson, NC: McFarland and Company, Inc., 2003. 

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