On Tuesday, May 3, students in Caitlin Rosenthal's course on the "History of American Capitalism" took a break from RRR week to tour the Port of Oakland. The trip provided an opportunity to see one of the Bay Area's most important but often overlooked economic sites in person. While watching the largest cranes in the world load and unload a massive container ship, students discussed a range of themes connected to the class, from the history of outsourcing to labor relations, transportation infrastructure, energy, gentrification, and capital mobility. Richard Sinkoff, a Cal graduate and Port Director of Environmental Programs and Planning, led the tour with his colleagues Ramona Dixon and Angela Brisco.
A big thanks to them for supporting a terrific visit!