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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Maritime History

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
History, Military History
Length:
932 words
Illustration(s):
1

San Francisco Bay is the premier harbor on the American Pacific coast, and it has played an important role in

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The Oxford Companion to Crime and Mystery Writing

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Literature
Length:
891 words

as a setting, has been unusually generous to crime and mystery writers. Located in the moist, cool climate of

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The Oxford Companion to American Theatre (3 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Performing arts, Theatre
Length:
211 words

While the city did not join the theatrical ranks until relatively late, it soon became an exciting and major center.

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Encyclopedia of African American History 1896 to the Present

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
1,871 words

The story of African Americans in San Francisco, unlike the story of African Americans in the South, began in relative

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The Grove Encyclopedia of American Art

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
1,112 words

Spanish explorers entered the area now known as San Francisco in 1776, but the only extant building from that

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World Encyclopedia

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Encyclopedias
Length:
151 words

City and port in w California, USA, on a peninsula bounded by the Pacific Ocean (W) and San Francisco Bay

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John Agee Ball

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Performing arts, Theatre
Length:
490 words

Before the US annexation of California in 1846, theatre in the San Francisco Bay area consisted of Spanish Passion plays...

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The Continuum Companion to Twentieth Century Theatre

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Performing arts, Theatre
Length:
333 words

Situated in northern California on a peninsula jutting into the Pacific Ocean, San Francisco has emerged as one of the

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William Issel

The Oxford Companion to United States History

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
487 words
Archaeological evidence dates settlement in present-day San Francisco, California, to 3100 b.c.; some 500 Native Americans lived on the site when a Spanish mission and presidio (military ... More
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Justin Corfield

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
History, Contemporary History (post 1945)
Length:
1,126 words
The city of San Francisco, in California, was inhabited by Native Americans for between ten thousand and twenty thousand years, with the first European explorers to reach San Francisco Bay ... More
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The Oxford Companion to American Literature (6 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Literature
Length:
719 words

situated on one of the world's largest bays, on the central California coast, had a population in 1990 of approximately 750,000. The bay may have been sighted by ...

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Karen Clay

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Social sciences, Economics
Length:
807 words
Prior to the gold rush of 1849, San Francisco was a relatively unimportant northern West Coast port. Residents in Monterey and Los Angeles, the centers of government and commerce, viewed ... More

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