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The Resource The public city : the political construction of urban life in San Francisco, 1850-1900, Philip J. Ethington

The public city : the political construction of urban life in San Francisco, 1850-1900, Philip J. Ethington

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The public city : the political construction of urban life in San Francisco, 1850-1900
Title
The public city
Title remainder
the political construction of urban life in San Francisco, 1850-1900
Statement of responsibility
Philip J. Ethington
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Language
eng
Summary
The history of San Francisco from 1850 through 1900 identifies the active participation of citizens in communication, persuasion, and mobilization as the "public city," the site of American political and social change. Nineteenth-century Americans relied on the Roman and Enlightenment models of the "public sphere" as a forum for debate and self-government. Drawing on speeches, pamphlets, newspapers, and census and electoral data, the book reinterprets the city's turbulent history. Challenging decades of scholarship that treats urban politics as the expression of social-group experience and power, the author develops the opposite thesis that social-group identities of race, class, ethnicity, and gender were politically constructed in the public sphere in the process of mobilization and journalistic discourse. New methods of political mobilization unleashed by the Civil War resulted in the death of republican liberalism and birth of pluralist liberalism, and in the transformation from a political conception of society to a social conception of politics in the years from 1850 to 1900
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Ethington, Philip J
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  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Political culture
  • Political participation
  • San Francisco (Calif.)
  • San Francisco (Calif.)
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The public city : the political construction of urban life in San Francisco, 1850-1900, Philip J. Ethington
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Publication
Note
Originally presented as the author's thesis (Ph. D.)--1986
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 427-453) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
29255240
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 464 pages
Isbn
9780521415651
Lccn
93040007
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(WaOLN)1662834
Label
The public city : the political construction of urban life in San Francisco, 1850-1900, Philip J. Ethington
Publication
Note
Originally presented as the author's thesis (Ph. D.)--1986
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 427-453) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
29255240
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 464 pages
Isbn
9780521415651
Lccn
93040007
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(WaOLN)1662834

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