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Putting the "There" There:
Historical Archaeologies of West Oakland

Introduction | Part I | Part II |Part III |Part IV |Appendixes & Reports

Part I

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Front Matter

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  • Cover & Title Pages

  • City Council Proclamation

  • Executive Summary

  • Acknowledgments

  • About the Contributors

  • Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Loma Prieta Earthquake and Its Aftermath

Gertrude Blake

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  • 5:04 P.M., 17 OCTOBER 1989

  • The Archaeological Research Design

  • Methods

  • Reporting What We Found



Chapter 2: A Brief History of West Oakland

trains & boats in Oakland

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  • Peralta’s Rancho San Antonio

  • The Roundhouse

  • Growth and Identity: Railroads Come to West Oakland

  • A Long Wharf With a Massive Mole

  • West Oaklanders, 1870-1910

  • The ARU Strike of 1894

  • Industrialization and Prosperity: Reaching beyond the Railroad

  • Red Trains in a Golden Age

  • Jack Londen: Oakland's Reluctant Native Son

  • Depression and the Second World War

  • Workers' Homes in West Oakland

  • Since the War: Continuing Change in West Oakland

Introduction | Part I | Part II |Part III |Part IV |Appendixes & Reports

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