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San Francisco, 1846-1856 : from hamlet to city

Author: Roger W Lotchin
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : English : Illini books edView all editions and formats
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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,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roger W Lotchin
ISBN: 0252066316 9780252066313
OCLC Number: 35650934
Notes: Originally published: New York : Oxford University Press, 1974. (The urban life in America series).
Description: xl, 406 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Foreword / Richard C. Wade --
I. The Patterns and Chaos of Growth --
II. Urban Rivalries --
III. The Urban Economy --
IV. Labor --
V.A Transient, Urban People --
VI. Government in San Francisco --
VII. Urban Problems --
VIII. The Structure of Politics --
IX. The Revolution of 1856 --
X. The Urban Context: Social Life Outdoors and In --
XI. Urban Institutions.
Responsibility: Roger W. Lotchin.

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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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