Posts from the ‘Coverage’ category

The Oregon Encyclopedia’s Top 10

Pleased to say my article on Oregon’s black exclusion laws was the best-read article on the on-line Oregon Encyclopedia this year. My editor thinks I should…

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Massacre at Hells Canyon ranks high in OPB views

My Take: TV Ratings I’ve never paid much attention to television ratings, except when they reflect well on me. And here’s one that so reflects. I’m…

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Watch KBTC’s “Of Race and Reconciliation”

In 1885, Chinese immigrants residing in Tacoma, Washington were forcefully expelled from the city against the backdrop of increasing tensions between them and American citizens caught…

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Overland Journal: Reviews from the Trail

By Roger Blair In the span of a year, three Oregon authors wrote books about Oregon Trail pioneers who brought slaves to Oregon and the efforts…

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Law Library Journal says Breaking Chains “essential” for libraries with interest in the Oregon Trail and slavery

LAW LIBRARY JOURNAL Vol. 106:2 [2014-14] Keeping Up with New Legal Titles Nokes, R. Gregory. Breaking Chains: Slavery on Trial in the Oregon Territory. Corvallis: Oregon State…

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The Forgotten Pioneers — Willamette Scene, Summer 2014

The Forgotten Pioneers Author R. Gregory Nokes ’59 explores little-known – and unpleasant– aspects of Oregon history By Sarah Evans No photos exist of Robin Holmes.…

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Of Cabbages and Kings: Hatfield shaped modern Oregon

OPINION Greg Nokes’ recent Astoria talk about slavery in Oregon shed light on an era about which most of us know little to nothing. For instance,…

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Early Oregon outlawed, but tolerated slavery

  Former slave sued owner to get his children back By TED SHORACK The Daily Astorian  Oregon’s history of slavery touched author Gregory Nokes’ family history. While…

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Willamette grad sheds light on forgotten pieces of Oregon history

Willamette University Scene As a reporter for The Associated Press, R. Gregory Nokes ’59 rode on Air Force One with three presidents, interviewed Fidel Castro in…

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C-Span’s Book TV Interview: Breaking Chains

Published on Feb 28, 2014 Hear about the only slavery case ever adjudicated in Oregon courts from R. Gregory Nokes, author of “Breaking Chains.” Missouri slaves…

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