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Charles F. Adams. Murder by the Bay: Historic Homicide in and about the City of San Francisco. Quill Driver Books. 2005. 298pp.

Herbert Asbury. The Barbary Coast: An Informal History of the San Francisco Underworld. New York City: Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.. 1933.

Gunther Barth. Instant Cities: Urbanization and the Rise of San Francisco and Denver. Oxford University Press. 1975. 310pp.

Gray Brechin. Imperial San Francisco: Urban Power, Earthly Ruin. Berkeley: University of California Press. 1999. 401pp.

Susan Craddock. City of Plagues: Disease, Poverty, and Deviance in San Francisco. University of Minnesota Press. 2000. 300pp.

Laverne Mau Dicker. The Chinese in San Francisco: A Pictorial History. Dover. 1979. 134pp.

Philip J. Ethington. The Public City: The Political Construction of Urban Life in San Francisco, 1850-1900. University of California Press. 2001. 480pp.

Chester W. Hartman. City for Sale: The Transformation of San Francisco. University of California Press. 2002. 488pp.

Michael Kazin. Barons of Labor: The San Francisco Building Trades and Union Power in the Progressive Era. University of Illinois Press. 1989. 338pp.

Nayan Shah. Contagious Divides: Epidemics and Race in San Francisco's Chinatown. University of California Press. 2001. 384pp.

Mick Sinclair. San Francisco: A Cultural and Literary History. Signal Books. 2003. 254pp.

Rebecca Solnit; Susan Schwartzenberg. Hollow City: The Siege of San Francisco and the Crisis of American Urbanism. Verso. 2000. 182pp.


  1. San Francisco Asks: Where Have All the Children Gone?
    by Thomas Fuller. The New York Times, 21-Jan-2017.

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