Berkeley, California: Commision for the Preservation of Pioneer Jewish Cemeteries and Landmarks of the Judah L. Magnes Museum, 1994. Second Edition. Softbound. Octavo, paper covers, xx, 232 pp., maps, b/w illustrations, notes, bibiography, index. Very Good. Item #29413
With a new introduction for this printing by Rose Aronowitz Levine. "'The Jews in the California Gold Rush' examines the involvement of Jewish immigrants in the Gold Rush during the period 1849-80. It is the story of the German-Jewish peddlers who...arrived as early as 1849 and established clothing, mining supply, and general stores in the small towns and in numerous mining camps.... Among them were such future business tycoons as Levi Strauss, the Fleishhackers, and the Zellerbachs.... Levinson's book is well organized, succinctly written, and splendidly illustrated. Its notes and bibliography reflect meticulous research and scholarship. An excellent reference, it deserves a large readership." Pacfic Northwest Quarterly. Continues to be the definitive work on the subject.