Berglund, Barbara.

Making San Francisco American : cultural frontiers in the urban West, 1846-1906 / Barbara Berglund. - Lawrence : University Press of Kansas, c2007. - xviii, 294 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 269-284) and index.

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.

9780700615308 (cloth : alk. paper) 070061530X (cloth : alk. paper) 9780700617227 (pbk.) 0700617221 (pbk.)


City and town life--History.--California--San Francisco
Elite (Social sciences)--History.--California--San Francisco
Social control--History.--California--San Francisco
Assimilation (Sociology)--History.--California--San Francisco
National characteristics, American--History.
Political culture--History.--California--San Francisco

San Francisco (Calif.)--Social life and customs--19th century.
San Francisco (Calif.)--Social life and customs--20th century.
San Francisco (Calif.)--Social conditions.
San Francisco (Calif.)--Ethnic relations.

F869.S35 / B47 2007