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Pacific Northwest Quarterly book review

Pacific Northwest Quarterly book review

The Troubled Life of Peter Burnett Oregon Pioneer and First Governor of California GREGORY NOKES (Corvallis: Oregon State University Press, 2018. xi, 270 pp. Illustrations, maps, appendixes, notes, bibliography, index. $19.95) Peter Burnett emerges from R. Gregory...

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Just released: Slavery’s Descendants

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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