The Public City: The Political Construction of Urban Life in San Francisco, 1850-1900 / Edition 1

The Public City: The Political Construction of Urban Life in San Francisco, 1850-1900 / Edition 1

by Philip J. Ethington
     
 

This book narrates the turbulent history of San Francisco from 1850 through 1900.See more details below

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This book narrates the turbulent history of San Francisco from 1850 through 1900.

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ISBN-13:
9780521415651
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/28/1994
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.26(d)

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Philip J. Ethington is Associate Professor of History at the University of Southern California.

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Table of Contents

Preface; Introduction: The public city: American political culture in nineteenth-century San Francisco; 1. The agony of authority: people, public, party, and power, 1849–1859; 2. Republican terror: the origins of vigilante movements of 1851 and 1856; 3. Though the heavens fall: the vigilante movement culture of 1856; 4. Race and reaction: civil war political mobilization; 5. The postwar reconstruction of the urban public sphere; 6. A language of politics in a politics of class: the workingmen's party of California and the twilight of republicanism; 7. The institutional preconditions of progressivism; 8. Progressivism as the politics of needs: the mobilization of group identities; Conclusion; Appendix; Tables; Bibliography.

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