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Pioneer urbanites [electronic resource] : a social and cultural history of Black San Francisco /
Douglas Henry Daniels ; foreword by Nathan Irvin Huggins.
imprint
Berkeley : University of California Press, c1990.
description
xx, 228 p. : ill., map ; 23 cm.
ISBN
0520073991 (pbk. : alk. paper)
format(s)
Book
More Details
imprint
Berkeley : University of California Press, c1990.
isbn
0520073991 (pbk. : alk. paper)
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
general note
Originally published: Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 1980.
catalogue key
8254278
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 213-222) and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Douglas Daniels is Associate Professor of Black Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara
Excerpts
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"Makes us rethink community formation in the United States. Cliches about the frontier melting pot can no longer abide. The emerging community that Daniels describes is one of multi-ethnic diversity and tension. Equally important, this is a rare study of the birth, development, and transformation of an Afro-American community."--Nathan Irvin Huggins, author ofHarlem Renaissance
Flap Copy
"Makes us rethink community formation in the United States. Cliches about the frontier melting pot can no longer abide. The emerging community that Daniels describes is one of multi-ethnic diversity and tension. Equally important, this is a rare study of the birth, development, and transformation of an Afro-American community."--Nathan Irvin Huggins, author of Harlem Renaissance
Summaries
Long Description
The black migration to San Francisco and the Bay Area differed from the mass movement of Southern rural blacks and their families into the eastern industrial cities. Those who traveled West, or arrived by ship, were often independent, sophisticated, single men. Many were associated with the transportation boom following the Gold Rush; others traveled as employees of wealthy individuals. Douglas Daniels argues for the importance of going beyond the written record and urban statistics in examining the life of a minority community. He has studied photographs from family albums and interviewed members of old black San Francisco families in his effort to provide the first nuanced picture of the lives of black San Franciscans from the 1860s to the 1940s.
Table of Contents
Map and Tablesp. ix
Forewordp. xi
Prefacep. xvii
Introductionp. 3
Pioneersp. 12
Optimistsp. 25
Survivorsp. 44
Scoutsp. 59
Neighborsp. 75
Leadersp. 106
Cosmopolitesp. 123
Roundersp. 143
Newcomersp. 162
The Informantsp. 177
Notesp. 183
Bibliographical Essayp. 213
Indexp. 223
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