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Imperial San Francisco

urban power, earthly ruin

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This edition published in by University of California Press in Berkeley.

Written in English

402 pages

This book has lots of great stories and background about how the San Francisco power brokers of the late 19th century interrelated with the city, the state, and the rest of the country, including some great background on the history of water and mining in the region. Recommended reading for someone trying to get a grasp on the early history of SF. (Should be taken with a side order of salt- it opens with a slightly bizarre conspiracy theory about the role of mining in history, and keeps going with a lot of implied “the rich are trying to keep us down” without much evidence. Not that the folks he’s chronicling are particularly nice folks, but that’s easy enough to prove without going off the deep end about it.)

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Imperial San Francisco: urban power, earthly ruin
2007, University of California Press
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Imperial San Francisco: urban power, earthly ruin : with a new preface
2006, University of California Press
in English
Cover of: Imperial San Francisco
Imperial San Francisco: urban power, earthly ruin : with a new preface
2006, University of California Press
in English
Cover of: Imperial San Francisco
Imperial San Francisco: urban power, earthly ruin
1999, University of California Press
in English

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Imperial San Francisco

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This book has lots of great stories and background about how the San Francisco power brokers of the late 19th century interrelated with the city, the state, and the rest of the country, including some great background on the history of water and mining in the region. Recommended reading for someone trying to get a grasp on the early history of SF. (Should be taken with a side order of salt- it opens with a slightly bizarre conspiracy theory about the role of mining in history, and keeps going with a lot of implied “the rich are trying to keep us down” without much evidence. Not that the folks he’s chronicling are particularly nice folks, but that’s easy enough to prove without going off the deep end about it.)

Imperial San Francisco

urban power, earthly ruin

This edition published in by University of California Press in Berkeley.


Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 361-388) and index.

Series
California studies in critical human geography ;, 3

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
979.4/61
Library of Congress
F869.S353 A225 1999

The Physical Object

Pagination
xxvi, 402 p. :
Number of pages
402

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL386322M
ISBN 10
0520215680
LC Control Number
98049052
Library Thing
328145
Goodreads
1559689

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