November 26, 2019

Josefa Segovia The Queen of Revenge Part One

Queens of the Mines features the authentic stories of gold rush women who blossomed from the camouflaged, twisted roots of California. These are true stories, with some of my own fabrication of descriptive details. It is recommended that you start this series from the first episode. In this episode of Queens of the Mines, we begin the story of The Queen of Revenge from the California Gold Mines. A brave woman, from Mexican Alta California, who’s racial status determined her fate. First, an introduction peering into the discriminations of the time.  This is a true story, from America’s Largest Migration, The Gold Rush.

Preface Works Cited:

Sarah Shank Hist 133 Project Paper Mythology of the Mother Lode  12/3/18

The Mariposa Gazette. November 4th-December 23rd, 1865.  Issue no. 19-26.

retrieved from:

Smith, Stacy L. 2013. Freedom’s Frontier: California and the Struggle over Unfree Labor, Emancipation, and Reconstruction. University of North Carolina Press.

The Placer Herald (Rocklin, Ca) Sept 11 1852

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