Reclaiming San Francisco
Reclaiming San Francisco
History, Politics, Culture

Edited by James Brook, Chris Carlsson, Nancy J. Peters


Chris Carlsson


Chris Carlsson is a writer, San Francisco historian, professor, bicyclist, tour guide, blogger, photographer, book and magazine designer. He's lived in San Francisco since 1978. He has written two books, edited five, including Critical Mass: Bicycling's Defiant Celebration (AK Press: 1992), The Political Edge (City Lights, 2005), Ten Years That Shook the City (City Lights, 2011) and others. He helped co-found Critical Mass in September 1992, and has ridden with Critical Mass rides in a dozen cities on three continents since then. He has been propelled into extended world travels since 2002. He has directed Shaping San Francisco since its inception in the mid-1990s, and continues to be co-director of the archive of San Francisco history at FoundSF.org. He also conducts award-winning bicycle history tours a dozen times a year, and hosts an ongoing Public Talks series in San Francisco.


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Shaping San Francisco
A Guide to Lost Landscapes, Unsung Heroes and Hidden Histories
Chris Carlsson
This historical guidebook reveals new perspectives on San Francisco, and how it came to be the way it is.



Edited by Chris Carlsson

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Ten Years That Shook the City
San Francisco 1968-1978
Chris Carlsson
The alliances, programs, and goals of a historic decade that continues to shape SF and the world.



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The Political Edge
Chris Carlsson
In the wake of the astonishing popular mobilization on behalf of an underdog campaign to elect Green Party candidate Matt Gonzalez mayor of San Francisco, The Political Edge analyzes emergent political energies, where they came from and where they're...