Ten Years That Shook the City

Ten Years That Shook the City
San Francisco 1968-1978

Edited by Chris Carlsson

Press Reviews

San Francisco Book Review

"One will get a deeper understanding of the city's struggles with this collection, which helps one scratch below the surface. The reader is likely to be inspired to work for more progressive change, as all these battles are not yet over."


"Editor Carlsson poignantly opens the anthology with the introduction 'Shaken, AND Stirred!,' which sets the tone for the book. Anyone with an interest in San Francisco will enjoy this book, and students of the social history of the era and region will be especially well served."


"Today, neighborhoods that once fought hard for status and rights are divided between disenfranchised, struggling groups and gentrifiers. Of course, it may be that with the Occupy movement, things will change throughout this country, once again. This book may serve as evidence that what's past is prologue. People who care to make a difference ought to seek out this collection as a guide."

Beyond Chron

"No single decade decides a city's future, but the years 1968-1978 likely changed the identity of San Francisco more than any ten year stretch in the preceding sixty years. That’s why Chris Carlsson and Lisa Ruth Elliott’s new book, Ten Years that Shook the City: San Francisco 1968-1978 is so indispensable for anyone seeking to understand San Francisco today. The book’s collection of essays covers critical developments that forged a multicultural and far more progressive city, prioritizing events and movements often underreported at the time and little remembered today... Chris Carlsson has perhaps done more than anyone to revive San Francisco’s forgotten history, and he and his co-editor Lisa Ruth Elliot have performed an enormous public service by editing this book."