The Georgia Gold Rush

Gold-bornite-quartz hydrothermal vein from Georgia, USA. Photo by James St. John/Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license

In the late 1820s, north Georgia became the site of the first gold rush in the United States, predating the more famous California gold rush by two decades. It's also tied to some of the darkest parts of U.S. history regarding the treatment of Native Americans.

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Topics in this Podcast: U.S. history, 19th century, racism, Native American history, mining, court cases