Book Excerpts


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)


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.


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).