Empress San Francisco: The Pacific Rim, the Great West, and California at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition

Empress San Francisco: The Pacific Rim, the Great West, and California at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition

Abigail M. Markwyn


When the greater than 18 million viewers poured into the Panama-Pacific overseas Exposition (PPIE) in San Francisco in 1915, they encountered a imaginative and prescient of the realm born out of San Francisco’s specific neighborhood political and social weather. by means of looking to please a number of constituent teams starting from the govt. of Japan to neighborhood hard work unions and local institutions, reasonable organizers generated heated debate and clash approximately who and what represented San Francisco, California, and the us on the world’s reasonable. The PPIE encapsulated the social and political tensions and conflicts of pre–World struggle I California and presaged the emergence of San Francisco as a worldly cultural and monetary heart of the Pacific Rim.
 
Empress San Francisco bargains a clean exam of this, one of many biggest and such a lot influential world’s festivals, by means of contemplating the neighborhood social and political weather of revolutionary period San Francisco. concentrating on the impression exerted by way of girls, Asians and Asian american citizens, and working-class hard work unions, between others, Abigail M. Markwyn bargains a different research either one of this world’s reasonable and the social development of pre–World conflict I the US and the West.
 

 

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