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African-American Odyssey: The Stewarts, 1853-1963
Albert Broussard. University Press of Kansas, 1998.

Black San Francisco: The Struggle for Racial Equality in the West, 1900-1954
Albert Broussard. University of Kansas, 1993.

Pioneer Urbanites: A Social and Cultural History of Black San Francisco
Douglas Daniels. Temple University, 1980.

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Maya Angelou, Bantam Books, 1969.



The Issei: The World of the First Generation Japanese Immigrants (1885-1924)
Yuji Ichioka. Free Press, 1988.

Nihonmachi: A Story of San Francisco's Japantown
Suzie Kobuchi Okazaki. SKO Studios, 1985.



920 O'Farrell Street: A Jewish Girlhood in Old San Francisco
Harriet Lane Levy. Heyday Books, 1996.

Our City: The Jews of San Francisco
Irena Narell, Howell-North Books, 1981.



Reminiscing in Swingtime: Japanese-Americans in American Popular Music 1925-1960
George Yoshida, National Japanese American Historical Society, 1997.

California Soul: Music of African Americans in the West
Jacqueline Cogdell DjeDje and Eddie S. Meadows, University of California Press, 1998.


Redevelopment and Urban Planning

Comeback Cities: A Blueprint for Urban Neighborhood Revival
Paul S. Grogan and Tony Proscio. Westview Press, 2000.

Power in the City: Decision Making in San Francisco
Frederick M. Wirt. University of California, 1974.

San Francisco, 1865-1932: Politics, Power and Urban Development
William Issel and Robert Cherny. University of California, 1986.

The San Francisco Bay Area: A Metropolis in Perspective
Mel Scott. 2nd edition, University of California, 1985.

The Transformation of San Francisco.
Chester Hartman. Rowman & Allanheld, 1984.

The Politics of Downtown Development: Dynamic Political Cultures in San Francisco and Washington, D.C.
Stephen J. McGovern, University of Kentucky, 1998.

Power in the City: Decision Making in San Francisco
Frederick M. Wirt, University of California, 1974.

The Parameters of Urban Fiscal Policy: Socioeconomic Change and Political Culture in San Francisco, 1860-1906
Terrence McDonald, University of California, 1986.

The Public City: The Political Construction of Urban Life in San Francisco, 1850-1900
Philip J. Ethington, Cambridge University Press, 1994.

Imperial San Francisco: Urban Power, Earthly Ruin
Gray Brechin, University of California, 1999.

"New Deal and Wartime Origins of San Francisco's Postwar Pro-growth Political Culture," William Issel, in The Way We Really Were: The Golden State in the Second Great War
edited by Roger W. Lotchin, University of Illinois, 1999.

The Contested City
John H. Mollenkopf, Princeton, 1983.
Comparative analysis of Boston and San Francisco since the 1930s.

Protest is Not Enough: The Struggle of Blacks and Hispanics for Equality in Urban Politics
Rufus Browning, Dale Marshall, David Tabb,  University of California, 1984.


General San Francisco

Barons of Labor: The San Francisco Building Trades and Union Power in the Progressive Era
Michael Kazin. University of Illinois Press, 1989.

Good Life in Hard Times: San Francisco's '20s and '30s
Jerry Flamm. Chronicle Books, 1978.

When Leadership Fails: Desegregation and Demoralization in San Francisco Schools
Doris Fine. University of California, 1986.


Magazines & Journals

"The House That Bop Built"
Carol P. Chamberland. California History Magazine, Fall 1996.

"Jazz Helped Break the Color Barrier"
Jesse Hamlin. San Francisco Sunday Examiner & Chronicle, Feb. 8, 1998.

"Swing the Fillmore: A Look Back at San Francisco's Bebop Era"
Elizabeth Pepin. San Francisco Bay Guardian, Feb. 25, 1998.

"Growth Control and Electoral Politics: The Triumph of Urban Populism in San Francisco"
Richard DeLeon and Sandra Powell, in The Western Political Quarterly, 42 (June 1989), 307-331.

"Land Values, Human Values, and the Preservation of the City’s Treasured Appearance"
William Issel, Environmentalism, Politics, and the San Francisco Freeway Revolt," in Pacific Historical Review, November 1999.

"Patterns of Toleration and Discrimination in San Francisco: The Civil War to World War I"
Robert W. Cherny, California History,LXXIII, 2 (Summer 1994), 130-141.

"Citizens Outside the Government: Business and Urban Policy in San Francisco and Los Angeles, 1890-193,"
William Issel, in Pacific Historical Review, 57 (May 1988), 117-145.

"Business Power and Political Culture in San Francisco, 1900-194,"
William Issel,in Journal of Urban History, 16 (November 1989), 52-77.

"Liberalism and Urban Policy: San Francisco from the 1930s to the 1960s"
William Issel, in Western Historical Quarterly, 22 (November 1991), 431-450.


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