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Portland in Three Centuries

The Place and the People
Abbott, Carl (Book - 2011 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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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
0870716131
9780870716447
0870716441
Branch Call Number: 979.549 A131pt 2011
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Headings: Portland (Or.) History
LCCN: 2011019520
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Brief but nonetheless information-rich history of Portland, with illustrations on nearly every page (and with a helpful bibliographic essay pointing to further Portland history reading).

A breezy but cogent overview of our city's history -- a little more than 200 years of Portland stories in less than 200 pages.

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.


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