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Church and state in the city : Catholics and politics in twentieth-century San Francisco

Author: William Issel
Publisher: Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 2013.
Series: Urban life, landscape, and policy.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

How Catholic religious activism shaped the language and outcome of San Francisco's debates about over the common good and the public interest


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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Issel
ISBN: 9781439909911 1439909911 9781439909928 143990992X 9781439909935 1439909938
OCLC Number: 785867690
Description: x, 325 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: City of Contests --
"The True Interests of a City" : The Public Interest in a Divided City --
"The Need for Cooperation" : The Origins of the Liberal Growth Regime --
"No Quarter Can Be Given" : Catholics, Communists, and the Public Interest --
"A Great Tragedy" : Catholics, Communists, and the Specter of Fascism --
"With Malice towards None" : Catholic Liberalism in San Francisco --
"A Different Era" : San Francisco Women and the Pursuit of the Public Interest --
"Humanity is One Great Family" : Jews, Catholics, and the Achievements of Racial Reform --
"Not for Real Estate Values Alone" : Urban Redevelopment and the Limits of Racial Reform --
"To Alleviate Racial Concentrations" : The Public Interest in Education and Employment --
"Land Values, Human Values, and the City's Treasured Appearance" : The Freeway Revolt --
"I Came Out of the New Deal" : Redefining the Public Interest, 1967-1980 --
Conclusion: Beyond the New Deal.
Series Title: Urban life, landscape, and policy.
Responsibility: William Issel.


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"[The book] restores the Catholic role in San Francisco's development through the 1960's to its rightful place in the city's history... Issel convincingly shows that Catholic institutions shaped San Read more...

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