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Saving San Francisco
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Combining the experiences of ordinary people with urban politics and history, Saving San Francisco challenges the long-lived myth that the 1906 disaster erased social differences as it leveled the city. Highlighting new evidence from San Francisco’s relief camps, Andrea Rees Davies shows that as policy makers directed various forms of aid to groups and projects that enjoyed high social status before the disaster, the widespread need and dislocation created opportunities for some groups to challenge biased relief policy. Poor and working-class refugees organized successful protests, while Chinatown business leaders and middle-class white women mobilized resources for the less privileged. Ultimately, however, the political and financial elite shaped relief and reconstruction efforts and cemented social differences in San Francisco.

Table of Contents

  1. Contents
  2. p. vii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-10
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  1. 1. Points of Origin: Crises across the City
  2. pp. 11-41
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  1. 2. Disaster Relief: Local Troubles, National Solutions
  2. pp. 42-62
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  1. 3. Disastrous Opportunities: Unofficial Disaster Relief
  2. pp. 63-84
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  1. 4. Disaster Relief Camps: The Public Home of Private Life
  2. pp. 85-111
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  1. 5. The New San Francisco
  2. pp. 112-142
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  1. Epilogue: Disaster Remnants
  2. pp. 143-148
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  1. Appendix: Tables
  2. pp. 149-153
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 155-200
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 201-214
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  1. Index [Includes About the Author]
  2. pp. 215-221
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