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San Francisco, 1846-1856 : FROM HAMLET TO CITY - Roger W. Lotchin

San Francisco, 1846-1856


Paperback Published: 1st April 1997
ISBN: 9780252066313
Number Of Pages: 440

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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 colorful backdrop of opium dens and other sinful institutions.
      This "almost shamefully readable book" will be of "dramatic
        interest to anyone concerned with American history, American cities, or--more
        fundamentally--the American character." -- The New Republic
      "Comprehensive and absorbing. . . . Roger Lotchin's prose style
        is brilliant, his research staggering, and his conclusions thought-provoking.
        This is urban history at its best." -- Kenneth T. Jackson, Columbia

Introduction to the 1997 Edition
Introduction to the 1974 Edition
The Patterns and Chaos of Growthp. 3
Urban Rivalriesp. 31
The Urban Economyp. 45
Laborp. 83
A Transient, Urban Peoplep. 100
Government in San Franciscop. 136
Urban Problemsp. 164
The Structure of Politicsp. 213
The Revolution of 1856p. 245
The Urban Context: Social Life Outdoors and Inp. 276
Urban Institutionsp. 303
Conclusionp. 341
Notesp. 351
Indexp. 397
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780252066313
ISBN-10: 0252066316
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 440
Published: 1st April 1997
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.96 x 14.61  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.5
Edition Number: 2

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