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CultureShock! San Francisco by Frances Gendlin

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INTRODUCTION

Welcome to San Francisco, certainly the most open and probably the most tolerant city in the United States. This is a city where you can not only openly be who you are, you can also try being whatever it is you want to be. Just about anything goes, whether you have come to make a fortune or to squander one, whether you have decided to join the established culture or any one of the myriad counter-cultures that call San Francisco home. Just think of the city’s changing nicknames. In the 1850s the city was called “The Barbary Coast,” when rowdy gold miners recalled the old-time Barbary pirates. For a time it was even called “Baghdad by the Bay,” when that city was still exotic and untouched. Current appellations, however, demonstrate ...

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