Book Excerpts

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Hastings College of Law Built on Genocide?

Excerpted with permission from An American Genocide: The United States and the California Indian Catastrophe, 1846-1873 (Yale University Press: New Haven & London 2016)


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A Waterfront Planned: The 1990s and the New Millennium

The Embarcadero Reborn

The Waterfront Land Use Plan

Problems of Waterfront Planning

A Waterfront for the People?

The pages from this book A Negotiated Landscape © 2011 Jasper Rubin and the Center for American Places at Columbia College Chicago, are excerpted with permission.


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Chinatown Vice

The Golden Dragon Restaurant Massacre

The Six Companies

By Kevin J. Mullen, excerpted with permission from "Chinatown Squad"


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Mission Anti-Displacement Coalition

Rezoning the Eastern Neighborhoods in Early 2000s

Excerpts from Local Protest, Global Movements: Capital, Community, and State In San Francisco by Karl Beitel. Used by permission of Temple University Press. © 2013 by Temple University. All Rights Reserved.


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San Francisco Housing Authority 1937-1965: The Early Decades

Excerpted from More than Shelter: Activism and Community in San Francisco Public Housing by Amy L. Howard. Used by permission of the University of Minnesota Press. © Copyright 2014 by the Regents of the University of Minnesota. All rights reserved.


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Second Freeway Revolt

Conservative Fight to Save Central Freeway

Dueling Ballots: The Central Freeway’s Fate

These articles are excerpted, with permission, from Henderson's book Street Fight: The Politics of Mobility in San Francisco, © 2013


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Yankee Women

Excerpted from Roxana's Children: The Biography of a Nineteenth-Century Vermont Family by Lynn A. Bonfield and Mary C. Morrison (Amherst: © 1995, University of Massachusetts Press).