"""'San Francisco is long overdue for a history like this! Smart and accessible, this is a book that everyone who has left a piece of their heart in the city needs to read. Its vibrant stories of the past are invaluable tools for charting a sustainable, inclusive future'"" - Barbara Berglund Sokolov, historian at Presidio Trust ""'The history of San Francisco I've been waiting for. It not only reorients our conceptions of the past, it gives us walking tour itineraries so we can viscerally experience how we are participants in the region's remaking.'"" - Sean Burns, author of 'Archie Green: The Making of a Working Class Hero' ""'Brings erudition, curiosity and passionate progressivism to a remarkably wide range of subjects - from the city's profaned natural glories, to little-known episodes in its labor history, to a Homeric list of people, organizations and movements that have tried to throw a spoke in the grinding cogs of various incarnations of The Establishment.'"" - Gary Kamiya, author of the bestselling 'Cool Gray City of Love: 49 Views of San Francisco' (Bloomsbury, 2013); writer for 'Portals of the Past' history column in the San Francisco Chronicle ""'Every city needs and deserves a Chris Carlsson. San Francisco is fortunate to have him and 'Shaping San Francisco, ' not just because history from below is worth remembering, but more importantly because it is full of possibilities we should never forget for the present and future of The City'"" - Jon Christensen, adjunct assistant professor in the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, the Department of History, and the Center for Digital Humanities at the University of California, Los Angeles. ""'Few people know the streets of San Francisco as well as Chris Carlsson. Sadly, gentrification is fast ripping the heart out of a city that generations of artists, immigrants, and working-class radicals have made into a unique and wondrous place. This book, thus, can be read as an obituary for his beloved home or, perhaps, a call to arms to renew the city again'"" - Peter Cole, Professor of History, Western Illinois University; author of 'Dockworker Power: Race and Activism in Durban and the San Francisco Bay Area' (University of Illinois Press, 2018) ""'Unlike your conventional guide books telling you where to shop, eat, and be entertained, this is a dissenter's guidebook that invites you into a holistic view of the City - bringing to life the stories of everyone from the hot politicians and their corporate paymasters to the streetcar conductors, secretaries, and construction workers who built the city and keep it running'"" - Peter Booth Wiley, publisher and author who has written on the history of San Francisco for half a century ""'Scores of sparkling vignettes - from Mission Rock to the Haight, Balmy Alley to Telegraph Hill - illuminate the city with the torch of social criticism and the sharp lens of a local sage. This is history from below at its best and a guidebook through the byways of collective memory'"" - Richard Walker, Professor Emeritus, UC Berkeley, author of 'Pictures of a Gone City: Tech and the Dark Side of Prosperity in the San Francisco Bay Area' (PM Press, 2018).