Making San Francisco American: Cultural Frontiers in the Urban West, 1846-1906

Making San Francisco American: Cultural Frontiers in the Urban West, 1846-1906

by Barbara Berglund
     
 

Focuses on the 19th-century transformation in San Francisco—from Gold Rush to earthquake—to show how the city's diverse residents created a modern American city through everyday "cultural frontiers," such as restaurants, hotels, and annual fairs and expositions, among others.See more details below

Overview

Focuses on the 19th-century transformation in San Francisco—from Gold Rush to earthquake—to show how the city's diverse residents created a modern American city through everyday "cultural frontiers," such as restaurants, hotels, and annual fairs and expositions, among others.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780700617227
Publisher:
University Press of Kansas
Publication date:
01/12/2010
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgments

Introduction: Ordering the Disorderly City: Nation-Making on Cultural Ground

1. Living in the City: Everyday Cultures of Restaurants, Hotels, and Boardinghouses

2. Playing in the City: Vicious and Virtuous Amusement

3. Making Race in the City: Chinatown's Tourist Terrain

4. Celebrating the City: Labor, Progress, and the Promenade at the Mechanics' Institute Fairs

5. Imagining the City: The California Midwinter International Exposition

Conclusion: Creating an American Place: Cultural Ordering's Broader Implications

Notes

Bibliography

Index

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