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The Battle Over Hetch Hetchy: America's Most Controversial Dam and the Birth of Modern Environmentalism

Robert W. Righter

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195149470
eISBN:
9780199788934
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149470.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This is the story of water, a valley, and a city. The city was San Francisco, the valley was Hetch Hetchy, and the waters were from the Tuolumne River watershed, located within Yosemite National ... More


 The Evolution of HIV Prevention in San Francisco: A Multidisciplinary Model

Margaret A. Chesney and Thomas J. Coates

in Interdisciplinary Research: Case Studies from Health and Social Science

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195324273
eISBN:
9780199893966
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195324273.003.0024
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter discusses an interdisciplinary research program: The Center for AIDS Prevention Studies (CAPS) in San Francisco. CAPS was founded in 1986 with a principal emphasis on primary prevention. ... More


To Build a Dam

Robert W. Righter

in The Battle Over Hetch Hetchy: America's Most Controversial Dam and the Birth of Modern Environmentalism

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195149470
eISBN:
9780199788934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149470.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter chronicles the building of the O'Shaughnessy Dam, the largest concrete dam in the United States when completed in 1923, and the keystone of the Hetch Hetchy water and power system. It ... More


The Imperial City and Water

Robert W. Righter

in The Battle Over Hetch Hetchy: America's Most Controversial Dam and the Birth of Modern Environmentalism

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195149470
eISBN:
9780199788934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149470.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

During the second half of the 19th century, San Francisco grew from a village to a major city. Located on a peninsula, the city faced a perpetual water problem. Mayor James Phelan realized that if ... More


Water, Earthquake, and Fire

Robert W. Righter

in The Battle Over Hetch Hetchy: America's Most Controversial Dam and the Birth of Modern Environmentalism

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195149470
eISBN:
9780199788934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149470.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Two leaders emerged as San Francisco pursued the valley: Mayor James Phelan and naturalist John Muir. Both were determined and led strong constituencies, and each held competing views of the meaning ... More


Making the Mission: Planning and Ethnicity in San Francisco

Ocean Howell

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226141398
eISBN:
9780226290287
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226290287.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

For more than a century commentators have referred to San Francisco's Mission District as a “city within a city.” This book demonstrates that it was no accident that the neighborhood came to be ... More


A Venice of Pine

Edward Dallam Melillo

in Strangers On Familiar Soil: Rediscovering the Chile-California Connection

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300206623
eISBN:
9780300216486
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300206623.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter discusses how Chilean ships and wheat provided the literal foundations for San Francisco's territorial and demographic expansions during the mid-1800s. Beginning in 1848, the city's ... More


The Motoring Public and Neighborhood Erasure: The Culture and Practice of Postwar Transportation Planning

Ocean Howell

in Making the Mission: Planning and Ethnicity in San Francisco

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226141398
eISBN:
9780226290287
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226290287.003.0008
Subject:
History, Cultural History

In the period immediately following World War II, the federal government made tremendous investments in urban renewal and highway infrastructure. Many of the city's largest downtown-based ... More


Organizational and Institutional Genesis: The Emergence of High-Tech Clusters in the Life Sciences

Walter W. Powell, Kelley Packalen, and Kjersten Whittington

in The Emergence of Organizations and Markets

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691148670
eISBN:
9781400845552
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691148670.003.0014
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter examines eleven regions in the United States in the 1980s and 1990s that were all rich in resources—ideas, money, and skills—which might have led to the formation of life sciences ... More


Music and Politics in San Francisco: From the 1906 Quake to the Second World War

Leta Miller

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520268913
eISBN:
9780520950092
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268913.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This history immerses the reader in San Francisco's musical life during the first half of the twentieth century, showing how a fractious community overcame virulent partisanship to establish cultural ... More


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