Historian Chris Carlsson will present a look at San Francisco’s complicated labor history, a history not made by politicians, business owners, and celebrities as much as it was by the unsung and often ignored streetcar conductors, secretaries, ironworkers, organizers, dockworkers, musicians, cabbies, and all the people that really shaped San Francisco through the years. Like so much of the capitalist world economy, San Francisco and California made the leap into modernity in no small part thanks to enslaved and coerced labor of Native Americans, Chinese immigrants, and sailors!
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