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Title Oregon's History People of the Northwest in the Land of Eden Athanasios Michaels.

Publication Info. Minneapolis, MN Open Textbook Library
[Place of publication not identified] Open Oregon Educational Resources 2020.

Item Status

Description 1 online resource.
Series Open textbook library.
Contents 1. Origins: Indigenous Inhabitants and Landscapes -- 2. Curiosity, Commerce, Conquest, and Competition: Fur Trade Empires and Discovery -- 3. Oregon Fever and Western Expansion: Manifest Destiny in the Garden of Eden -- 4. Native Americans in the Land of Eden: An Elegy of Early Statehood -- 5. Statehood: Constitutional Exclusions and the Civil War -- 6. Oregon at the Turn of the Twentieth Century -- 7. The Dawn of the Civil Rights Movement and the World Wars in Oregon -- 8. Cold War and Counterculture -- 9. End of the Twentieth Century and Beyond
Summary This "open textbook" is a social and cultural history of the people of Oregon representing powerful figures from the dominant Euro-American culture, the marginalized and oppressed, and social and political reformers who shaped the historical legacy of the state. It is a story of the diverse array of immigrants who helped build the state and strengthen it. The title is a recollection of the racial fantasies that European-American settlers created in their expansionist vision of the West and the state of Oregon. Initially the Oregon Territory was built on intolerance and racial exclusivity, but eventually Oregon embraces its diversity, but not without struggle and heartache. Our journey through the past starts with an essential question, "Who are the people of Oregon?"
Note Attribution
Language In English.
Local Note Open Educational Resources (OER). Open Textbooks
Open Textbook Library
Subject History -- Textbooks.
Genre/Form Textbooks
Added Author Michaels, Athanasios author.
Hakanson, Kaitlin editor.
Open Textbook Library, distributor.