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On the Waterfront: Richmond, California

"On the Waterfront: An Oral History of Richmond, California," is a collection of 18 oral history volumes based on interviews with 20 Bay Area residents. They include members of early Richmond families, black and white, World War II Kaiser Shipyard workers recruited from the South and Midwest, cannery workers, fishermen, and whalers. Interviews with longtime Richmond residents and new arrivals during the wartime boom document the transformation of this small working-class town during World War II. For related oral histories, please see Rosie the Riveter World War II American Homefront Oral History Project.

Interviews