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Portland in Three Centuries

The Place and the People
Abbott, Carl (Book - 2011 )
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Portland in Three Centuries

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A compact and comprehensive history of Portland from first European contact to the twenty-first century, Portland in Three Centuries/ introduces the women and men who have shaped Oregon's largest city. The expected politicians and business leaders appear in Portland in Three Centuries --William Ladd and Edgar Kaiser, George Baker and Vera Katz. But Carl Abbott also highlights workers and immigrants, union members and dissenters, women at work and in the public realm, artists and activists, and other movers and shakers. Incorporating social history and contemporary scholarship in his narrative, Abbott examines current metropolitan character and issues, giving close attention to historical background. He explores the context of opportunities and problems that have helped to shape the rich mosaic that is Portland. A highly readable character study of a city, and enhanced by more than sixty historic and contemporary images, Portland in Three Centuries will appeal to readers interested in Portland, in Oregon, and in Pacific Northwest history.
Authors: Abbott, Carl, 1944-
Title: Portland in three centuries
the place and the people
Publisher: Corvallis :, Oregon State University Press,, c2011
Characteristics: 192 p. :,ill., maps ;,26 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Carl Abbott
Contents: Stumptown
On the edge of the West
Growing up and settling down
The fair and the city
Modern times
The war and after
The Portland revolution
Portland looks forward
ISBN: 9780870716133
Branch Call Number: 979.549 A131pt 2011
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