A Historic Look at San Francisco Analytical Essay by Harmel

A Historic Look at San Francisco
An exploration of the history of the famous city of San Francisco, California.
# 144729 | 2,673 words | 8 sources | MLA | 2010 | US

$19.95 Buy and instantly download this paper now


This paper provides an account of the history of San Francisco, including the origins of the city, immigration, economy, the earthquake of 1906, changes in workforce and work-related laws, physical growth, beatniks, the Hippie movement, and more. The paper explains that, despite its rich history and diversity, San Francisco was not immune to racial tensions, which centered on Chinese immigrants. The paper continues that this constantly evolving society embraced the information age in the 1990's, and is now at the head of the pack, researching green living technology and developing stem cell research. The paper concludes that San Francisco, which stands out as an example of universal acceptance. has survived natural disasters, wars, and a variety of other issues, and in each situation, it managed to learn from the experience and continue to grow.

From the Paper:

"The strike of 1934, which resulted in violence, sent the capitalists reeling because they were faced with giving into the demands of the working class, or risk losing control of everything. The capitalist responded to this by slowly working to intentional circumvent the labor unions. San Francisco regionalized the economy, which put the control back in their hands (Brooks, Carlsson, & Peters 1998). San Francisco stopped relying on heavy industries organized under labor unions. They transferred their economy to one that relied on tourism, restaurants, entertainment, art, etc., which needed only low-paid, non-union workers (Brooks, Carlsson, & Peters 1998). The model San Francisco created spread like wild fire across the country. Cities and region are now depending on region resources to create their local economy, while the industrial and manufactured business is done overseas where the Capitalist don't have to contend with unions."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Brook, James, Carlsson, Chris, & Paters, Nancy. (1998). Reclaiming San Francisco: History, Politics, and Culture. San Francisco: City Light Books.
  • Gallagher, Charles. (2008). Rethinking the Color Line: Readings in Race and Ethnicity. New York, NY: McGRaw-Hill.
  • Gilbert, Dennis. (2008). The American Class Structure in an Age of Growing Inequality. California: Pine Forge Press.
  • Hansen, Gladys. (1996). Chronology of the Great Earthquake, and the 1906 - 1907 Graft Investigations. Retrieved from The Virtual Museum of the City of San Francisco: http://www.sfmuseum.org/hist1/subjects.html
  • Norton, Henry. (1924). The Story of California From the Earliest Days to the Present. Chicago: A.C. McClug & Co.

Cite this Analytical Essay:

APA Format

A Historic Look at San Francisco (2010, September 28) Retrieved May 27, 2023, from https://www.academon.com/analytical-essay/a-historic-look-at-san-francisco-144729/

MLA Format

"A Historic Look at San Francisco" 28 September 2010. Web. 27 May. 2023. <https://www.academon.com/analytical-essay/a-historic-look-at-san-francisco-144729/>