Imperial San Francisco: Urban Power, Earthly Ruin (California Studies in Critical Human Geography)

Imperial San Francisco: Urban Power, Earthly Ruin (California Studies in Critical Human Geography)


First released in 1999, this celebrated background of San Francisco lines the exploitation of either neighborhood and far-off areas through renowned families—the Hearsts, de Youngs, Spreckelses, and others—who received strength via mining, ranching, water and effort, transportation, genuine property, guns, and the mass media. the tale exposed by means of grey Brechin is certainly one of greed and ambition on an epic scale. Brechin arrives at a brand new approach of realizing city heritage as he lines the connections among setting, financial system, and know-how and discovers hyperlinks that led, eventually, to the production of the atomic bomb and the nuclear hands race. In a brand new preface, Brechin considers the vulnerability of towns within the post-9/11 twenty-first century.

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