Lecture

Lecture: Stephen Mihm

“A Nation of Counterfeiters: Capitalists, Con men, and the Making of the United States,” Stephen Mihm, UGA history professor. Mihm's talk is in conjunction with the exhibit "Gold-digging in Georgia: America’s First Gold Rush." Gold nuggets, historic maps, photographs, postcards and other artifacts help tell the story of Georgia’s antebellum gold rush – which preceded the frenzy in California by two decades – in an exhibit at the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library.

Lecture: Drew Swanson

"From Georgia to California and Back: The Rise, Fall, and Rebirth of Southern Gold Mining," Drew Swanson, history professor at Wright State University.

Gold nuggets, historic maps, photographs, postcards and other artifacts help tell the story of Georgia’s antebellum gold rush, which preceded the frenzy in California by two decades, in an exhibit at the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library.

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