Book on life in mining camps and/or the wild west?
April 24, 2008 11:09 PM   Subscribe

I remember coming across a book a few years ago that detailed life in (I think) California mining camps (it may have been less specific, but the general theme was frontier/wild west). The book's focus was on customs and social mores and it had a kind of "mythbusting" approach and was fairly academic and rigorous. I've tried searching, but I can't seem to find it. Any ideas?
posted by entropicamericana to Media & Arts (4 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Long shot: The Barbary Coast
posted by lore at 11:17 PM on April 24, 2008

Best answer: Susan Lee Johnson's Roaring Camp?
posted by invisible ink at 11:38 PM on April 24, 2008

I think you are remembering The Not So Wild Wild West.
posted by Pater Aletheias at 6:03 AM on April 25, 2008

Response by poster: That's it! Thanks for the help!
posted by entropicamericana at 8:23 AM on April 25, 2008

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