San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Sixty years after "the world rushed in" to California seeking gold in 1849, the working men and women of San Francisco responded to the disaster of 1906 by rebuilding their city in record time.
Join us for a panel discussion on the city's distinctive labor and working class history from the "Gay 90s" to the PPIE and beyond to the "Roaring 20s."
Panelists Short Biographies:
Chris Carlsson, co-director of the multimedia history project Shaping San Francisco (historical archive at foundsf.org), is a writer, publisher, editor, and community organizer. He has written two books, After the Deluge and Nowtopia.
Bill Issel is professor of history emeritus at San Francisco State University. He is co-author of San Francisco, 1865-1932: Politics, Power and Urban Development and author of two books on labor,business, religion and politics in the city.
Barbara Berglund is the Historian for the Presidio Trust. She wrote Making San Francisco American: Cultural Frontiers in the American West.
Susan Englander is on the faculty of San Francisco State University (SFSU) and currently teaches the US History survey, US Legal and Constitutional History, and will be teaching Disability History.
When & Where
California Historical Society
Our mission is to inspire and empower Californians to make the past a meaningful part of their contemporary lives.
The California Historical Society holds one of the richest collections of primary and secondary materials in the state on the social, cultural, economic, and political development of California.
The Gallery provides public access to the collection through changing exhibitions, Tuesday through Sunday, 11:00 to 5:00 p.m.
The North Baker Research Library provides public access to the collection, Wednesday through Friday, 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.