Eduardo Contreras, “Voice and Property: Latinos, White Conservatives, and Urban Renewal in 1960s San Francisco”
Abstract: San Francisco’s Mission District residents marshaled divergent perspectives on 1960s urban renewal shaped by class, race, and differences over liberalism. Latinos and their allies in a low-income minority coalition backed redevelopment if allowed to control the program. Middle-class white conservatives opposed it because it threatened their economic interests. The community’s crusade ultimately resulted in triumph and endurance, not disappointment and deracination.
Bethany Hopkins, “’The love of enterprise and Nature was born in the woman’: Theodosia Shepherd and the Gendered Garden of California Commercial Horticulture, 1881–1906”
Abstract: This article examines California seed seller Theodosia Shepherd as a case study of how women navigated gender norms to gain acceptance and success in late nineteenth-century commercial horticulture. Shepherd tapped into western boosterism and the women’s movement to expand and question limitations on female fruit and flower growers.
Andrew Offenburger, “When the West Turned South: Making Home Lands in Revolutionary Sonora”
Abstract: This article connects the lives of an American schoolteacher and a young Yaqui girl in Sonora during the Mexican Revolution. It uses the “home lands” framework, first articulated by Virginia Scharff and Carolyn Brucken, to show how settlement and resistance operated through family structures and the making of itinerant home places.