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Labor in San Francisco - Before and After 1915

California Historical Society

Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 6:00 PM (PDT)

Labor in San Francisco - Before and After 1915

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CHS Member Ended Free $0.00
Shaping San Francisco Member Ended Free $0.00
General Admission Ended $5.00 $1.27

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Event Details

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, 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.

Have questions about Labor in San Francisco - Before and After 1915? Contact California Historical Society

When & Where

California Historical Society
678 Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94105

Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 6:00 PM (PDT)

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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.

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