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Latinos at the Golden Gate: Creating Community and Identity in San Francisco

Tomas F. Summers Sandoval Jr.


Born in an explosive boom and built through distinct economic networks, San Francisco has a cosmopolitan character that often masks the challenges migrants faced to create community in the city by the bay. Latin American migrants have been part of the city's story since its beginning. Charting the development of a hybrid Latino identity forged through struggle—latinidad—from the Gold Rush through the civil rights era, this book chronicles the rise of San Francisco's diverse community of Latin American migrants. This latinidad, it shows, was formed and made visible on college campuses and in ch ... More

Keywords: economic networks, San Francisco, Gold Rush, migrants, community, Latin American migrants, Latino identity, protests, latinidad, civil rights

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9781469607665
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014 DOI:10.5149/9781469607672_SummersSandoval


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tomas F. Summers Sandoval Jr., author