By Marilynn S. Johnson
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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