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The agony of authority: People, public, party, and power, 1849–1859

PHILIP J. ETHINGTON

in The Public City

Published by University of California Press

Published in print June 2001 | ISBN: 9780520230019
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520927469 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520230019.003.0002
The agony of authority: People, public, party, and power, 1849–1859

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This chapter describes the broad structural features of the political culture of San Francisco, California during the period from 1849 to 1859. It discusses the intersections between state and society in the antebellum public sphere and suggests that contemporary understanding of social categories requires a framework that is ethical and characterological. The chapter also explains the agony of organization, participation, and authority on a neoclassical, masculine, and deadly public stage.

Keywords: political culture; San Francisco; California; state and society; public sphere; social categories

Chapter.  17223 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of the Americas

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