Pioneer Urbanites

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The black migration to San Francisco and the Bay Area differed from the mass movement of Southern rural blacks and their families into the eastern industrial cities. Those who traveled West, or arrived by ship, were often independent, sophisticated, single men. Many were associated with the transportation boom following the Gold Rush; others traveled as employees of wealthy individuals.

Douglas Daniels argues for the importance of going beyond the written record and urban ...

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Overview


The black migration to San Francisco and the Bay Area differed from the mass movement of Southern rural blacks and their families into the eastern industrial cities. Those who traveled West, or arrived by ship, were often independent, sophisticated, single men. Many were associated with the transportation boom following the Gold Rush; others traveled as employees of wealthy individuals.

Douglas Daniels argues for the importance of going beyond the written record and urban statistics in examining the life of a minority community. He has studied photographs from family albums and interviewed members of old black San Francisco families in his effort to provide the first nuanced picture of the lives of black San Franciscans from the 1860s to the 1940s.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780520073999
  • Publisher: University of California Press
  • Publication date: 4/19/1991
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 252
  • Sales rank: 539,756
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.58 (d)

Meet the Author


Douglas Henry Daniels is Associate Professor of Black Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
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Table of Contents

Map and Tables ix
Foreword xi
Preface xvii
1 Introduction 3
2 Pioneers 12
3 Optimists 25
4 Survivors 44
5 Scouts 59
6 Neighbors 75
7 Leaders 106
8 Cosmopolites 123
9 Rounders 143
10 Newcomers 162
Appendix The Informants 177
Notes 183
Bibliographical Essay 213
Index 223
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