Imperial San Francisco

urban power, earthly ruin : with a new preface
  • 402 Pages
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University of California Press , Berkeley
Elite (Social sciences) -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area -- History, Nature -- Effect of human beings on -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area -- History, Nature -- Effect of human beings on -- Pacific Area -- History, Human ecology -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area -- History, Land use -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area -- History, San Francisco Bay Area (Calif.) -- Biography, San Francisco (Calif.) -- Biography, San Francisco Bay Area (Calif.) -- Environmental conditions, Pacific Area -- Environmental condi
StatementGray Brechin.
GenreBiography.
SeriesCalifornia studies in critical human geography -- 3
Classifications
LC ClassificationsF869.S353 A225 2006
The Physical Object
Paginationxxxiv, 402 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23105624M
ISBN 100520250087
ISBN 139780520250086
LC Control Number2006044495

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Read 34 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. First published inthis celebrated history of San Fran /5. First published inthis celebrated history of San Francisco traces the exploitation of both local and distant regions by prominent families—the Hearsts, de Youngs, Spreckelses, and others—who gained power through mining, ranching, water and energy, transportation, real estate, weapons, and the mass media.

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Imperial San Francisco, With a New Preface (Paperback) Urban Power, Earthly Ruin. By Gray Brechin. University of California Press,pp.

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When U.C. Press published Imperial San Francisco: Urban Power, Earthly Ruin init spent 16 weeks on the Chronicle’s best-seller list and has never gone out of publication.

Now considered a classic of urban studies, it uses San Francisco as an example of how all great cities exploit the hinterlands upon which they depend for the benefit of those who own and run them.

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The first chapter examines San Francisco's early links to the economy D in g e m a n s: Review of Imperial San Francisco of gold, mercury, silver, and other mines. Building upon some ideas of Lewis Mumford, bold intellectual claims are staked in the asser­ tion that mining has been the motor of urban history, with even the first large Author: Dennis J.

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