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Just released: Slavery’s Descendants

R. Gregory Nokes contributed a chapter to the just-published Slavery's Descendants, a compilation of stories about slavery. He wrote about Reuben Shipley, a slave brought to Oregon from Missouri by one of his ancestors. Race remains a potent and divisive force in our...

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OCTA Overland Journal – Fall 2018 Book Review

The Troubled Life of Peter Burnett: Oregon Pioneer and First Governor of California  Reviewed by LeRoy Johnson This book begins with a bang. One night in 1830, a burglar broke into young Peter Burnett’s store and stole some whiskey. Two nights later Burnett...

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