The Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era

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Book Reviews

A Social History of Disaster Relief in the Progressive Era: San Francisco, 1906

Andrea Rees Davies. Saving San Francisco: Relief and Recovery after the 1906 Disaster. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2012. x + 220 pp. $86.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-43990-432-9; $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4399-0433-6.

Marie Bolton 

University of Clermont-Ferrand II


Marie Bolton is an associate professor of American history at the University of Clermont-Ferrand II, France. Her publications on California and San Francisco history include, as co-author with Nancy C. Unger, “Housing Reconstruction after the Catastrophe: The Failed Promise of San Francisco's 1906 ‗Earthquake Cottages,‘” Annales de démographie historique 2 (2010).