Portland in Three Centuries
The Place and the PeopleBook - 2011
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.
From Library Staff
multcolib_recommends5 Jul 09, 2017
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 shaped Oregon's largest city.
multcolib_LocalInterest Jun 26, 2014
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).
multcolib_recommends1 Sep 23, 2013
A breezy but cogent overview of our city's history -- a little more than 200 years of Portland stories in less than 200 pages.
multcolib_northwest Nov 23, 2012
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.