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The Pacific Northwest: An Interpretive History

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Edition:
Revised
ISBN13:

9780803292284

ISBN10:
0803292287
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
6/1/1996
Publisher(s):
Univ of Nebraska Pr

Summary

Carlos Arnaldo Schwantes has revised and expanded the entire work, which is still the most comprehensive and balanced history of the region. This edition contains significant additional material on early mining in the Pacific Northwest, sea routes to Oregon in the early discovery and contact period, the environment of the region, the impact of the Klondike gold rush, and politics since 1945. Recent environmental controversies, such as endangered salmon runs and the spotted owl dispute, have been addressed, as has the effect of the Cold War on the region's economy. The author has also expanded discussion of the roles of women and minorities and updated statistical information. Carlos Arnaldo Schwantes is a professor in the Department of History, and director of the Institute for Pacific Northwest Study, at the University of Idaho. He is the author of a number of books, includingHard Traveling: A Portrait of Work Life in the New Northwest(Nebraska 1995).

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
xiii
Preface to the Revised Edition xvii
Preface to the First Edition xxi
A Sense of Place: The Essential Pacific Northwest
1(24)
PART I Isolation and Empire
Profile The Third Voyage of Captain James Cook
19(6)
The First Pacific Northwesterners
25(16)
Encounters with a Distant Land
41(12)
Continental Dreams and Fur Empires
53(38)
PART II The Pioneers' Northwest
Profile The Whitman Tragedy at Waiilatpu
83(8)
Bound for the Promised Land
91(19)
Oregon Country: Rearranging the Political Landscape
110(14)
Growing Pains: New Territories, Gold Fever, and a Civil War
124(19)
Holes in the Social Fabric
143(36)
PART III From Frontier to Urban-Industrial Society
Profile Henry Villard and the Last Spike
169(10)
Metropolitan Corridors: Forging New Transportation Links
179(21)
The Stumps of Enterprise: A Natural Resource--Based Economy
200(25)
A Quickening Pace of Life: Immigration and Urban Growth
225(26)
A Time of Testing: Omnibus States and the Excesses of the 1890s
251(20)
Removing the Rough Edges: Society, Education, and Culture
271(16)
Envisioning a New Northwest
287(39)
PART IV Progress and Its Discontents
Profile The World of May Arkwright Hutton
315(11)
Commonwealth of Toil
326(19)
Adjustments: Progressivism and World War I
345(18)
Birth of the Modern
363(18)
Depression Decade
381(27)
PART V The Pacific Northwest Comes of Age
Profile Tom McCall of Oregon
399(9)
From World War to Cold War
408(21)
Roller-Coaster Years
429(25)
The Politics of Anxiety and Affluence
454(23)
Environment at Risk
477(26)
Epilogue Redefining the Pacific Northwest 503(20)
Appendix The Pacific Northwest: A Statistical Portrait 523(8)
Suggestions for Further Reading 531(30)
Index 561


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