This short history of
A Very Short History of the City of
When gold was discovered in
In the 1860’s, Oakland was designated as the western terminus of the First Transcontinental Railroad which was built to link railways of the Eastern United States with California. The wagon trains of previous decades were made obsolete.
After the 1906
During these years most
Laborers were needed to work in Henry J. Kaiser’s shipyards and steelmaking plants. Large numbers of African Americans from
In the postwar years, thousands of jobs evaporated as many major local industries closed down. Meanwhile, many of
The 1960’s and 1970’s were a time of upheaval and social change. In the 1960’s
In 1982, the
During the 1990’s,
*You can see this by looking at
The City of
Find out more by reading “What Divides Oakland's Current Debates” by J. Douglas Allen-Taylor @ http://www.safero.org/undercurrents.html.