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Ethnic Identity And The San Francisco Bay Waterfront During The Mid To Late 19th Century

Author(s): David Buckley

Year: 2015

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The recent archaeological excavations along the former San Francisco waterfront have provided important insights into the cultural and ethnic identity of waterfront residents and maritime workers in 19th-century San Francisco. Excavations from 201 Folsom Street, 300 Spear Street, and relating to the Transbay Terminal (Block 6) have provided archaeological evidence that can be connected with residents involved in a variety of occupations related to maritime commerce. Historical documents, including censuses, city directories and newspapers, help to further develop our understanding of the cultural and ethnic makeup of the area through the mid and late 19th Century. This paper will discuss the historical and archaeological evidence related to the ethnic and cultural identities of maritime  workers along Yerba Buena cove in comparison with previously studied trends of San Francisco waterfront workers and residents.

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Ethnic Identity And The San Francisco Bay Waterfront During The Mid To Late 19th Century. David Buckley. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Seattle, Washington. 2015 ( tDAR id: 434191)


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min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

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Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America