New PDF release: The Second Gold Rush: Oakland and the East Bay in World War

By Marilynn S. Johnson

ISBN-10: 0520081919

ISBN-13: 9780520081918

ISBN-10: 0520207017

ISBN-13: 9780520207011

greater than any occasion within the 20th century, global struggle II marked the arriving of age of America's West Coast towns. nearly in a single day, new battle industries brought on the mass city migration and improvement that will set off lasting social, cultural, and political adjustments. For the San Francisco Bay quarter, argues Marilynn Johnson, the alterations introduced by way of global conflict II have been as dramatic as these introduced through the gold rush a century earlier.

Focusing on Oakland, Richmond, and different East Bay shipyard boomtowns, Johnson chronicles the security buildup, exertions migration from the South and Midwest, housing matters, and social and racial conflicts that pitted novices opposed to longtime Bay quarter citizens. She follows this tale into the postwar period, while struggles over employment, housing, and civil rights formed the city political panorama for the Fifties and past. She additionally strains the cultural legacy of battle migration and exhibits how Southern faith and tune grew to become a vital part of Bay sector culture.

Johnson's assets are wide-ranging and contain shipyard documents, hard work histories, police stories, and interviews. Her findings position the war's human drama at middle level and successfully recreate the feel of lifestyle in place of work, domestic, and neighborhood. Enriched by means of the images of Dorothea Lange and others, The moment Gold Rush makes a major contribution to twentieth-century city reviews in addition to to California history.

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