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Overview

Now back in print with a new introduction by the author, this is the classic study of America's most admired instant city, from its days as a sleepy Mexican village, through the Gold Rush and into its establishment as a major international port. Roger Lotchin examines the urbanizing influences in San Francisco and compares these to other urban centers, doing so against a diverse backdrop of vigilantes, opium dens, and other unforgettable institutions.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780252066313
  • Publisher: University of Illinois Press
  • Publication date: 4/28/1997
  • Edition description: Illustrate
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 440
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction to the 1997 Edition
Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction to the 1974 Edition
I The Patterns and Chaos of Growth 3
II Urban Rivalries 31
III The Urban Economy 45
IV Labor 83
V A Transient, Urban People 100
VI Government in San Francisco 136
VII Urban Problems 164
VIII The Structure of Politics 213
IX The Revolution of 1856 245
X The Urban Context: Social Life Outdoors and In 276
XI Urban Institutions 303
Conclusion 341
Notes 351
Index 397
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