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African Americans of San Francisco
Contributor(s): Adkins, Jan Batiste (Author)

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ISBN: 0738576190     ISBN-13: 9780738576190
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC)
OUR PRICE: $20.89  

Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: January 2012
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BISAC Categories:
- History | United States - State & Local - West (ak, Ca, Co, Hi, Id, Mt, Nv, Ut, Wy)
- Social Science | Ethnic Studies - African American Studies
- Photography | Subjects & Themes - Historical
Dewey: 305.896
LCCN: 2011931766
Series: Images of America (Arcadia Publishing)
Physical Information: 0.3" H x 6.7" W x 9.4" (0.70 lbs) 128 pages
- Locality - San Francisco, California
- Cultural Region - Northern California
- Geographic Orientation - California
- Ethnic Orientation - African American
- Topical - Black History
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Publisher Description:
Beginning in the 1840s, black men and women heard the call to go west, migrating to California in search of gold, independence, freedom, and land to call their own. By the mid-1850s, a lively African American community had taken root in San Francisco. Churches and businesses were established, schools were built, newspapers were published, and aid societies were formed. For the next century, the history of San Francisco s African American community mirrored the nation s slow progress toward integration with triumphs and setbacks depicted in images of schools, churches, protest movements, business successes, and political struggles."

Contributor Bio(s): Adkins, Jan Batiste: - Jan Batiste Adkins, an educator and lecturer, has spent the last five years researching and documenting the history of San Francisco s African American pioneers. Her master s thesis from San Jose State University documented the history of the African American community as reflected in black newspapers of the 1850s through the 1890s. This book is an expansion of that project, for which she has consulted area archives, museums, and libraries, including the California Historical Society, the San Francisco African American Historical Society, the African American Museum and Library at Oakland, San Francisco Public Library History Center, California State Public Library, church and organization archives, and family albums. She has managed to weave a photographic tapestry of the amazing stories and history that began during the early years of the Gold Rush and continue into the present era.
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