Posts from the ‘Coverage’ category

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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Slavery in Oregon

Author delves into the state’s — and his own family’s — shameful past By Randi Bjornstad, The Register-Guard No matter how well we think we know our family…

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Oregon Historical Review Quarterly – Book Review of Breaking Chains

Breaking Chains book review Oregon Historical Society’s review of Breaking Chains, by Stacey L. Smith, Oregon State University OHQ Vol. 114, no. 4  

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