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Making San Francisco American : cultural frontiers in the urban West, 1846-1906

Author: Barbara Berglund
Publisher: Lawrence : University Press of Kansas, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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,"  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Berglund, Barbara.
Making San Francisco American.
Lawrence : University Press of Kansas, ©2007
(OCoLC)989691344
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Berglund
ISBN: 9780700615308 070061530X 9780700617227 0700617221
OCLC Number: 137324895
Description: xviii, 294 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 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.
Responsibility: Barbara Berglund.
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