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1 ABBOTT, CARL; CLUCAS, RICHARD A; CORTRIGHT, JOSEPH; EMSHOFF, BETH; HENKELS, MARK; HIBBARD, MICHAEL; HOLLAND, DAVID; LEWIN, PAUL; MARTIN, SHELIA; ROBBINS, WILLIAM G; SELTZER, ETHAN; SORTE, BRUCE; STEEL, BRENT S; WEBER, BRUCE. Toward One Oregon: Rural-urban Interdependence And The Evolution Of A State.
Oregon State University Press, Corvallis. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Every state in the nation has geographic divisions—upstate/downstate, urban/rural, major city/rest of the state—that loom large as barriers to common cause. Toward One Oregon examines the prospects for uniting one geographically diverse state in the years ahead. When Oregon became a state in 1859, its role in the nation and the global economy was quite different than it is today. Boundaries that made sense in the nineteenth century don't always serve twenty-first century needs productively. Current times demand a new, strategic understanding of the state and its role in the nation and the world if its people—all of its people—are to thrive. Oregon, like many states, is faced with recovering and rediscovering a sense of shared purpose as it attempts to meet the needs of its diverse communities, peoples, and landscapes. Toward One Oregon explores Oregon's urban and rural history and assesses the current situation through political, economic, and demographic lenses. The book's contributors include historians, urban planners, journalists, economists, sociologists, and political scientists. They explore the links and splits between urban and rural Oregon and together offer a collaborative path forward—for Oregon and for any state faced with similar, seemingly insurmountable, geographic divisions—using the best of urban and rural policies in strategic and complementary ways. 
Price: 21.80 USD
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2 ANDERSON, LORRAINE & ABBY PHILLIPS METZGER, WITH MAPS BY MONICA DROST. Wild In The Willamette: Exploring The Mid-valley's Parks, Trails, And Natural Areas.
Oregon State University Press, Corvallis: 2015. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Located between the population centers of Portland and Eugene, Oregon's Willamette Valley boasts rich opportunities for outdoor recreation that are too often overlooked. Wild in the Willamette is a guidebook to the natural treasures of the mid-Willamette Valley, extending far beyond the familiar I-5 corridor. Sprinkled with natural history sidebars and infused with essays by notable local authors, it aims to connect residents and visitors with the best hiking, biking, and paddling opportunities the mid-Valley offers. With a special focus on seven watersheds—the Marys, Calapooia, South Santiam, North Santiam, Luckiamute, Yamhill, and Pudding—as well as the middle portion of the main stem Willamette River, the book describes a range of outings at different levels of challenge. Families with young children, day hikers, long-distance backpackers, kayakers, canoeists, bird watchers, and cyclists alike will find ideas for spending a satisfying afternoon or venturing outside for a multiday trip. Whether choosing a wheelchair-accessible trail, a rugged hike in a wilderness area, a dip in a rocky swimming hole, a paddle on the broad Willamette, or a bike ride through farmland—whether lifetime residents or week-long visitors—outdoor enthusiasts will benefit from detailed notes on the history and ecology of this special place. Armchair travelers will also find reward in the book's literary and natural history offerings. Generously illustrated with maps and keys to the area's many attractions, Wild in the Willamette, a companion volume to the Portland-Vancouver region's Wild in the City, is an essential guide to the natural wonders of Oregon's mid-Willamette Valley. 6 ķ 9, 100+ two-color maps and illustrations, 384 pages. 
Price: 23.70 USD
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3 APPLEGATE, SHANNON. Skookum: An Oregon Pioneer Family's History And Lore.
Oregon State University Press. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Selected for the Oregon Cultural Heritage Commission's Literary Oregon: 100 Books 1800-2000 In 1843, brothers Jesse, Lindsay, and Charley Applegate — accompanied by their wives and 22 children — led the first major wagon train from Missouri to Oregon. By the end of the decade, the restless clan had left the "crowded" Willamette Valley and pointed their wagons toward Yoncalla in southern Oregon's Umpqua Valley. There, Charley built an immense two-story frame home — with one side for men, the other for women. The divided house in Yoncalla is at the heart of Shannon Applegate's Skookum, the award-winning chronicle of her pioneer family. With the skill of a historian and the craft of a novelist, Applegate recounts the story of her family over several generations-the dreams, hardships, mysteries, and joys. She looks beyond the well known lives of the Applegate men, in whose honor were named a trail, a town, a river, and a mountain peak, to offer a more intimate history. Skookum gives voice to the women of the family, who, writes Applegate, "as surely as certain stitches… have held the generations together." Her female kin "kept the time" by cherishing and protecting the thousands of family letters, journals, recollections, manuscripts, sketchbooks, and photographs. Tied into bundles and stored for years in chests of aromatic cedar and Douglas fir, these family treasures infuse Skookum's narratives with the powerful presence of the past. Out of these richly detailed sources, Applegate has fashioned a compelling, imaginative saga that brings her extraordinary family and the emerging West dramatically to life. 
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4 BASTASCH, RICK. The Oregon Water Handbook: A Guide To Water And Water Management.
Oregon State University Press. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
"To make a long story short, Oregon's out of easy water." So begins this timely look at how water is managed in Oregon. Rick Bastasch's in-depth examination of Oregon's water law and water issues provides a compelling perspective on a major environmental issue in the American West - the region's diminishing water supply. Starting with answers to the questions of where Oregon's water comes from and how much there really is, The Oregon Water Handbook explores how these water resources are used and what that has meant for Oregon - its people, environment, and economy. Bastasch offers thorough yet accessible explanations of a variety of water issues and controversies, bringing focus and clarity to a murky, complex subject. The book also features a comprehensive index to Oregon's water laws, a detailed listing of the state's water regulations cross-referenced to appropriate agencies, and a glossary of water terms. The handbook offers a key to understanding how we use this precious and scarce resource. It will be valuable to a range of readers, from Oregonians seeking interesting facts about their state's water riches to water specialists and users in need of a handy reference to Oregon's water law. 
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5 BERG, LAURA; AIKENS, C. MELVIN; BECKHAM, STEPHEN DOW; COUTURE, MARILYN; DEUR, DOUGLAS; HAJDA, YVONNE; HUNN, EUGENE; HYMES, DELL; KARSON, JENNIFER; KENTTA, ROBERT; MERCER, BILL; MERRILL, BRENT; PHINNEY, WIL; RONDEAU, MICHAEL; ROY, HOWARD P; SOUCIE, MINERV The First Oregonians.
Oregon State University Press. Second Edition. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Originally published in 1991, The First Oregonians has been revised and expanded for a new generation of Oregonians. It provides a comprehensive view of Oregon's native peoples from the past to the present. In this remarkable volume, Oregon Indians tell their own stories—more than half of the chapters are written by members of Oregon's nine federally recognized tribes. Using oral histories and personal recollections, these chapters vividly depict not only a history of decimation and decline, but also a contemporary view of cultural revitalization, renewal, and continuity. The First Oregonians also includes essays by prominent Northwest scholars exploring geography, federal-Indian relations, language, and art. No other book offers as wide a variety of views and stories about the historical and contemporary experience of Oregon Indians. The First Oregonians is the definitive volume for anyone interested in the fascinating story of Oregon's first peoples. 
Price: 21.80 USD
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6 BERRY, DON; BECKHAM, STEPHEN DOW (INTRODUCTION). A Majority Of Scoundrels: An Informal History Of The Rocky Mountain Fur Company.
Oregon State University Press. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
With the skill of a historian, Don Berry set his celebrated trilogy of novels—Trask, Moontrap, and To Build a Ship—in pioneer-era Oregon. In A Majority of Scoundrels, he brings the craft of a novelist to his captivating history of the American fur trade. Berry's fresh and invigorating narrative captures the peak years (1822-1834) of the fur trade in the Mountain West, the period in which the Rocky Mountain Fur Company grew to be "the greatest name in the mountains." These were heady times in which trappers and traders explored the far corners of the western country, disputed territory with Native American tribes and the Hudson's Bay Company, learned the lore of the land, and perfected their drinking, brawling, yarn-spinning, and boasting at the annual rendezvous. With lively prose and an ear for a good yarn, Berry brings to life the principal trappers—colorful figures including Jim Bridger, Hugh Glass (who miraculously survived the mauling of a bear and came back from death to haunt his fellows), champion liar James P. Beckwourth, Joe Meek, Jedediah Smith, Jim Clyman, and many more. Using their journals, business records, and other sources, Berry laces his back-country narrative with an analysis of the power struggle between the St. Louis businessmen who controlled the trade and the trappers. A new introduction by historian Stephen Dow Beckham looks beyond the romantic legends of the mountain men to set A Majority of Scoundrels in the context of recent scholarship on the American West. While Beckham demonstrates just how much our sense of history has changed in the almost fifty years since Berry's work was first published, he also helps readers understand the continuing appeal of the mythology of the fur trade era and the lasting importance of A Majority of Scoundrels. 
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7 CHAILLÉ, GREG AND KRISTIN ANDERSON. State Of Giving: Stories Of Oregon Volunteers, Donors, And Nonprofits.
Oregon State University Press, Corvallis: 2015. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
7 ķ 10. black-and-whitephotographs, 312 pages, Paperback. State of Giving is at once an authoritative overview of Oregon's toughest challenges and a much-needed manifest for greater civic engagement. Chaill and Anderson highlight the crucial role that nonprofits play as pillars of Oregon's civic structure through their engaging profiles of the charismatic civic leaders, grassroots organizations, donors, and volunteers who are working to combat some of Oregon's most enduring problems, including: • Education Inequity • Environmental Conservation • Social Inequity and Discrimination • Hunger and Homelessness • The Urban/Rural Divide • Arts, Culture, and Heritage Funding Traversing the state from a remote Great Basin field station to an intercultural center in north Portland, State of Giving shows the many faces of public engagement in people like education activist Ron Herndon, volunteer historians Gwen Carr and Willie Richardson, and Wallowa County philanthropist and rancher Doug McDaniel. Their stories reveal that there are ways in which we all—regardless of wealth, location, age, or background—can give back to ourcommunities. In addition to introducing Oregon's key areas of need and demonstrating diverse pathways into civic engagement, the book provides extensive resources for prospective volunteers and donors. Rousing, accessible, and enlivened by photographs of its people and places, State of Giving is an essential reference for anyone interested in building a better Oregon, starting today. "State of Giving is an inspiring, essential, and accessible history of the unique community spirit that makes Oregon the special place we call home. It sounds a timely call to action that clearly and effectively shows each of us as Oregonians the philanthropic legacy we inherit and how we can all build upon that legacy in every corner of our state." -- U.S. Senator Ron Wyden "State of Giving is a celebration of Oregon civic engagement. It is inspiring and mobilizing. As a survey of our state's most tenacious challenges, it is sobering; and as a chronicle of Oregonians from every background and walk of life, it is invaluable. Oregonians care. They give dollars, time, and heart to building healthy, safe, and vibrant communities. This book tells that story." --Barbara Roberts, former Oregon Governor and author of Up the Capitol Steps: A Woman's March to the Governorship "State of Giving is a catalyst of compassion and connection, of discussion, of action. A ground-breaking contribution to Oregon's cultural, political, and civic discourse, it should be in every classroom, in every boardroom, and on every nightstand in the state." --Neal Keny-Guyer, CEO of Mercy Corps 
Price: 23.70 USD
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8 CONKLING, CHARLES (PHOTOGRAPHY); JACKMAN, E. R. & SCHARFF, JOHN (TEXT). Steens Mountain In Oregon's High Desert Country.
The Caxton Printers, Ltd., Caldwell: 1968. Second Printing. h Hardcover with dustjacket in protective mylar cover. Good condition. Library discard. 
Takes you on an exploration of Steens Mountain of Oregon, and the county in which it stands - Harney County, a county larger than any one of eight eastern states, a big lonesome land more than ten thousand square miles in area, in the sparsely settled semidesert of southeastern Oregon. Highly illustrated in color. 
Price: 46.93 USD
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9 DOUTHIT, NATHAN. A Guide To Oregon South Coast History: Traveling The Jedediah Smith Trail.
Oregon State University Press. 1999. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
One of the state's most spectacular scenic regions, Oregon's southern coast is also rich in history. Fur trade explorer Jedediah Smith, Coos Indian Annie Miner Peterson, lumber baron Louis Simpson, and writer Zane Grey are just a few of the fascinating individuals who helped shape South Coast history. This indispensable guide and reference work opens with an overview of South Coast history, from prehistory to the present. This first section features in-depth looks at the region's native peoples, early exploration, white settlement, Indian-white warfare, the forest industry, transportation, and town development. The second section follows the route taken along the South Coast in 1828 by Jedediah Smith, one of the foremost explorers of the American West. It describes key historic sites from the California/Oregon border to Heceta Head. Drawing on journal entries, the author traces the Jedediah Smith Expedition's advance, and recounts its troubled relations with coastal Indians and its tragic ending. Along the expedition's route, the book profiles the region's many historic places: its archaeological sites, historic buildings, towns, museums, state parks, historic roads, natural areas, shipwrecks, and lighthouses. 
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10 DRAKE, BARBARA. Morning Light: Wildflowers, Night Skies, And Other Ordinary Joys Of Oregon Country Life.
Oregon State University Press, Corvallis: 2014. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
When Barbara Drake and her husband left Portland and moved to a small farm in western Oregon's Yamhill Valley in the late 1980s, they saw it as a temporary relocation—they would return to the city eventually. But as the couple's experiences on the farm multiplied—training herding dogs, enlisting a pair of traveling dowsers to help them find a good well, and stargazing in a singular nighttime darkness—they decide to hang on to their rural life as long as possible. Barbara Drake articulates the lessons she's learned from her long stint of country living in her new book, Morning Light. Replete with records of native wildflowers, an encounter with an elderly man who lived on her farm eighty years ago, and an old family recipe for wild blackberry pudding, Morning Light is an appreciation and exploration of the landscape of western Oregon, and readers will come to know it better through the book. As entertaining and instructive as it is personal and reflective, Drake's writing will resonate with anyone who has experienced a convergence of family history with natural history, considered their place in the historical continuum, or wondered if their lifestyle can be sustained with age. In a world where even "the country" is becoming increasingly citified, Morning Light reminds us why we should care for our rural landscapes—while we still can. Morning Light "To see the world realistically but without grimness, to praise Nature without sentimentality, to enjoy living without recourse to illusion, to be aware of the sacred without needing churchly sanction, and to meet hard times with humor and good humor —That takes a mensch. Barbara Drake is a mensch, and Morning Light is a happy proof of that." —Ursula LeGuin "Oh my gosh, I love this book so much! Barbara's beguiling voice, her eye for the intimate beauty of country life, her poignant thoughts about the aging of people, of animals, of places—every part of Morning Light gave me such great pleasure. I'll be pressing this book into everyone's hands for years to come." —Molly Gloss, author of Falling From Horses and Jump-Off Creek 
Price: 18.00 USD
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11 HOULE, MARCY; GOETZE, ERIK (MAPS). One City's Wilderness: Portland's Forest Park.
Oregon State University Press. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Situated in the rugged hills west of Portland, Oregon, Forest Park is one of the largest urban parks in the world and the only city wilderness park in the United States. The park is home to hundreds of native plants and animals and offers more than eighty miles of trails—all within minutes of downtown Portland. This updated and expanded edition of One City's Wilderness provides directions to twenty-nine hikes of varying length, difficulty, and scenery, covering every trail within the 5,100-acre park. Each hike is accompanied by new, full-color maps, and a fold-out, full-color map of the entire park is included inside the back cover. Marcy Houle shares the history of Forest Park, introduces the people who fought to preserve it, and explores the role stewards play today. She describes the park's critical wildlife corridor, its exceptional watersheds, and its important native interior forest habitat. She encourages people of all ages to take an "All Trails Challenge"—learning about the unique nature of the park by exploring every trail. For its recreational and educational opportunities as well as its extraordinary natural beauty, Forest Park is unquestionably America's premier urban forest. One City's Wilderness, in its updated third edition, continues to be the authoritative, complete guide to Portland's greatest natural resource. * Full color trail maps for 29 hikes * Fold-out color map of entire park * 84 color photographs of native plants and birds * Park history, geology, watersheds, vegetation, and wildlife * Bird, plant, and mammal checklists 
Price: 18.95 USD
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12 JETTÉ, MELINDA MARIE. At The Hearth Of The Crossed Races: A French-indian Community In Nineteenth-century Oregon, 1812-1859.
Oregon State University Press, Corvallis: 2015. First Peoples: New Directions in Indigenous Studies Series. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Despite the force of Oregon's founding mythology, the Willamette Valley was not an empty Eden awaiting settlement by hardy American pioneers. Rather, it was, as Melinda Jett explores in At the Hearth of the Crossed Races, one of the earliest sites of extensive intercultural contact in the Pacific Northwest. Jett's study focuses on the "hearth" of this contact: French Prairie, so named for the French-Indian families who resettled the homeland of the Ahantchuyuk Kalapuyans. Although these families sought a middle course in their relations with their various neighbors, their presence ultimately contributed to the Anglo-American colonization of the region. By establishing farming and husbandry operations in the valley, the French-Indian settlers enhanced the Willamette Valley's appeal as a destination of choice for the Anglo-Americans who later emigrated to the Pacific Northwest via the Oregon Trail. Upon these emigrants' arrival, the social space for the people of the "crossed races" diminished considerably, as the Anglo-Americans instituted a system of settler colonialism based on racial exclusion. Like their Native kin, the French-Indian families pursued various strategies to navigate the changing times and Jett's study of French Prairie takes on the relationships among all three: the French-Indian families, the indigenous peoples, and the Anglo-American settlers. With At the Hearth of the Crossed Races, Jett delivers a social history that deepens our understanding of the Oregon Country in the nineteenth century. This history of French Prairie provides a window into the multi-racial history of the Pacific Northwest and offers an alternative vision of early Oregon in the lives of the biracial French-Indian families whose community challenged notions of white supremacy, racial separation, and social exclusion. 
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13 JOHNSON, CHARLES K. Standing At The Water's Edge: Bob Straub's Battle For The Soul Of Oregon.
Oregon State University Press, Corvallis: 2012. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Standing at the Water's Edge chronicles the life of a unique, and perhaps unlikely, political figure in Oregon history: former Governor Robert W. Straub. A man of intelligence, drive, creativity, and fascinating contradictions, Straub overcame personal challenges and inevitable comparisons to his charismatic predecessor and friendly Republican rival, Tom McCall, to have a lasting impact on Oregon and the nation. Charles Johnson shares insights into Straub's significant legacy, focusing on his leading role in the state's financial and environmental issues and his influence on McCall. Johnson also reveals much of Straub's warm personal story, along with his secret struggles, including his battle with depression while governor. Standing at the Water's Edge offers rich descriptions of other intriguing political figures of the time as well, capturing the flavor of what has been called Oregon's political "golden age" of the sixties and seventies —created in part by the symbiotic relationship between Straub and McCall—and describing how and why it ended. An essential addition to the literature about Oregon's political leaders, Standing on the Water's Edge will be of interest to historians, political scientists, and to general readers interested in Oregon's history. 
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14 KOPP, JAMES J. Eden Within Eden: Oregon's Utopian Heritage.
Oregon State University Press, Corvallis. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Oregon has long been a destination for those seeking new beginnings. Since the establishment of the Aurora Colony in 1856, the state has been the home of nearly three hundred communal experiments. Eden Within Eden is the first book to survey this utopian history, from religious and Socialist groups of the nineteenth century to ecologically conscious communities of the twenty-first century. James Kopp examines Oregon's communal history in the framework of utopian and communal experiences across America. Eden Within Eden provides rich detail about utopian communities - some realized, some only planned - many of which reflect broader social, political, economic, and cultural aspects of Oregon's history. From the dawn of communal groups in Oregon - the German Christian colony at Aurora - to Oregon's most infamous communal experiment - Rajneeshpuram - Kopp describes the range of attempts to establish ideal communities in the state. These include the Jewish agrarian colony of New Odessa in the 1880s as well as the "new pioneers" of the 1960s who captured the spirit of the counterculture and gave voice to growing concerns about the environment. Kopp explores other areas of Oregon's utopian heritage as well, including literary works and idealistic city planning. The book's appendix is a rich compilation that will guide students, scholars, and other interested readers to additional information on the profiled - and many other - communities. 
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15 LANSING, JEWEL. Portland: People, Politics, And Power, 1851-2001.
Oregon State University Press, Corvallis: 2005. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
This is the definitive book on Portland's political history, beginning in 1845 when a 16-lot townsite was laid out on the bank of the Willamette River and continuing through the sesquicentennial of Portland city government. Jewel Lansing has amassed a treasure trove of information on Portland's civic and political life, which she presents in a lively volume, organized around accounts of the successive reigns of Portland's mayors. The story is rich in anecdotes that bring to life the unique individuals and controversial issues of Portland's distant and more recent past. Lansing shows that Portland's path to its present place as the 28th largest city in the United States, with a deserved reputation as one of the nation's most livable cities, has not always been smooth. Corruption, profiteering, and wide-open vice characterized the City of Roses at the turn of the 20th century, and every era has had its own controversies and rivalries: disputes over railroad franchises and rights-of-way, women's suffrage, public versus private power, the Chinese Exclusion Act, Prohibition, and the siting of freeways, to name just a few. Anyone with an interest in Portland, and in learning more about the individuals, events, and issues that have shaped it, will find this comprehensive history fascinating and informative. 6 ķ 9 inches, Black-and-White photographs. Notes. Bibliography. Index. 592 pages. Finalist, Oregon Book Award.. Jewel Lansing served as the elected City of Portland Auditor from 1983 to 1986 and as Multnomah County Auditor from 1975 to 1982. She is the author of six books, including two about women and politics, and a murder mystery set in Portland City Hall. She and her husband, Ron, a law professor at Lewis and Clark College, have lived in Oregon for more than four decades. "A fascinating history of Portland. This book is a vast source of information, yet is rich with amusing anecdotes and sparkling stories that bring Portland's past, from its beginnings to the events and issues of today, to vivid life. Every Portlander — every Oregonian — should read this wonderful book."—Barbara Roberts, former Governor of Oregon "Lansing's research is exhaustive, her use of detail impressive, her ability to keep us focused on the central thread outstanding… [it is] the best book about the history of Portland."—Dan Hays, Statesman Journal 
Price: 28.45 USD
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16 MAY, GLENN ANTHONY. Sonny Montes And Mexican American Activism In Oregon.
Oregon State University Presss, Corvall. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
With Sonny Montes and Mexican American Activism in Oregon, Glenn May makes a major contribution to the literature on Oregon and Chicano history. On one level a biography of Oregon's leading Mexican American activist, the book also tells the broader story of the state's Mexican American community during the 1960s and 1970s, a story in which Sonny Montes had an important part. Montes played a key role in the birth of a Chicano Movement in Oregon during the 1970s, a movement that coalesced around the struggle for survival of the Colegio Cesar Chavez, a small college in Mt. Angel, Oregon, with a largely Mexican American student body. Montes led the community in collective action—sit-ins, protest marches, rallies, prayer vigils—always with a consistently high level of Chicano support. The actions received wide media attention, making Sonny Montes a visible public figure. By viewing Mexican American protest between 1965 and 1980 through the prism of social movement theory, May's book deepens our understanding of the Chicano Movement in Oregon and beyond as well as providing a much-needed account of the Mexican American community in Oregon during that time period. Sonny Montes will appeal to readers interested in modern social movements, Mexican American history, and Pacific Northwest history. It is an essential resource for scholars and students in those fields. 
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17 MCKAY, FLOYD J. Reporting The Oregon Story: How Activists And Visionaries Transformed A State.
Oregon State University Press, Corvallis: 2016. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Oregon entered a new era in 1964 with the election of Tom McCall as Secretary of State and Bob Straub as State Treasurer. Their political rivalry formed the backdrop for two of Oregon's most transformative decades, as they successively fought for, lost, and won the governorship. Veteran Oregon journalist Floyd McKay had a front-row seat. As a political reporter for The Oregon Statesman in Salem, and then as news analyst for KGW-TV in Portland, McKay was known for asking tough questions and pulling no punches. His reporting and commentaries ranged from analysis of the "Tom and Bob" rivalry, to the Vietnam War's impact on Senators Wayne Morse and Mark Hatfield and the emergence of a new generation of Portland activists in the 1970s. McKay and his colleagues were on the beaches as Oregon crafted its landmark Beach Bill, ensuring the protection of beaches for public use. They watched as activists turned back efforts to build a highway on the sand at Pacific City. Pitched battles over Oregon's Bottle Bill, and the panic-inducing excitement of "Vortex"—the nation's only state-sponsored rock festival—characterized the period. Covering the period from 1964-1986, McKay remembers the action, the players and the consequences, in this compelling and personal account. As major actors fade from the scene and new leaders emerge, McKay casts a backwards glance at enduring Oregon legends. Half a century later, amid today's cynicism and disillusionment with media, politics, and politicians, Reporting the Oregon Story serves as a timely reminder that charged politics and bitter rivalries can also come hand-in-hand with lasting social progress. Reporting the Oregon Story will be relished by those who lived the history, and it will serve as a worthy introduction to Oregonians young and old who want a first-hand account of Oregon's mid- twentieth-century political history and legislative legacy. 6 ķ 9, 30 black and white photographs. 288 pages. FLOYD J. MCKAY was a leading journalist at The Oregon Statesman in Salem, and as news analyst at KGW-TV in Portland. For his work as a reporter and producer of documentaries, he won the DuPont-Columbia Broadcast Award, the "Pulitzer Prize of Broadcasting." He holds a PhD in Media History from the University of Washington. He was a Nieman Fellow in journalism at Harvard University and taught journalism at Western Washington University. McKay lives in Bellingham, Washington. 
Price: 20.85 USD
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18 OATES, DAVID; ASHWORTH, WILLIAM; BRAGDON, DAVID; CONKLING, GARY; HASSIN, DAVID; IBURG, HOLLY; LEMELSON, ERIC; MOORE, KATHLEEN DEAN; RODGERS, KELLY; SPAGNA, ANA MARIA. City Limits: Walking Portland's Boundary.
Oregon State University Press, Corvalis. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
"I walked all the way around Portland, along the invisible line called the Urban Growth Boundary. Where the dotted line followed rivers--the Sandy, the Clackamas, the Willamette, the Columbia--I went in a kayak. But it was mostly just a long walk on city streets and rural two-lanes… I journeyed intermittently for two years and two months." Portland's Urban Growth Boundary (UGB) was designed to hold the bursting metropolitan area in check while protecting Willamette Valley orchards and fields from sprawling suburbia. Since the inception of growth boundaries as a key component of Oregon's progressive land-use system in the 1970s, Portland has evolved into one of the nation's most successful and distinctive cities. David Oates traveled the 260-mile boundary that defines Portland to discover how the UGB has contributed to that success. City Limits is his engaging and thought-provoking record of the journey. From conversations with the people he encounters on his walks, Oates comes to view the UGB as a long-running experiment in community control over development. But in recent years, the growth boundary has come under fire from developers, property rights advocates, and other critics. Just after Oates completed his walks, a statewide vote gutted Oregon's land-use laws. Oates explores these issues of community and conflict on the UGB in the company of various individuals he sometimes invites along for the day's walk--artists, writers, urban planners, environmentalists, developers, a politician, a wine grape grower. Reflecting Oates?s belief in the power of community and collaboration, many of their thoughts and writings about the experience are included in the book. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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19 OATES, FOSTER. Discovering Main Street: Travel Adventures In Small Towns Of The Northwest.
Oregon State University Press. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Small towns punctuate the landscape of Oregon and Washington. They burrow in crinkles of hills, sit alongside mighty rivers, survive in desert canyons and sagebrush plains, dot the fertile Willamette Valley, and perch at the edge of the Pacific Ocean. In Discovering Main Street, Foster Church reveals the unexpected and unique pleasures of exploring small towns, what he calls "the last frontier of American tourism." Organized by region—Willamette Valley, Oregon Coast, Southern Oregon, Eastern Oregon, and Southern Washington—the profiles in Discovering Main Street begin with route tips and end with comments on where to stay and eat. Church's engaging narratives provide history, highlights, and insights into each of the nearly fifty profiled communities. A useful introduction summarizes Church's recommendations for a small town visit, which include hanging out at the local cafe, attending a school sports event, and hiking the surroundings—because without exception, small towns in the Northwest are set in hauntingly beautiful environments, from stark deserts to deep, mossy forests. Discovering Main Street provides an alternative to the outdoor adventure guides that dominate bookshelves in the Northwest. It will appeal to armchair travelers, to Northwest enthusiasts, and to any curious explorers seeking adventure in hidden—and unexpected—places. 
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20 OBERRECHT, KENN. Oregon Coastal Access Guide: A Mile By Mile Guide To Scenic And Recreational Attractions.
Oregon Sea Grant / Oregon State University Press, Corvallis: Second Edition. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Oregon is renowned not only for the natural beauty of its coastline but also for its enlightened tradition of publicly owned and protected beaches. The revised and updated Oregon Coastal Access Guide is essential for anyone exploring the nearly four hundred miles of coastline that lie between the Columbia River and the California border. Now revised and updated, the Access Guide offers a north-to-south tour of Oregon's Pacific edge, with extensive mile-by-mile coverage of scenic U.S. Highway 101. It provides a convenient and reliable reference on where to go, how to get there, and what to expect, including * Thorough descriptions of beaches, parks, forests, campgrounds, boat ramps, picnic areas, and hiking and equestrian trails * Details on and directions to natural areas, from estuaries and lakes to dunes and headlands * Up-to-date information on outdoor recreation, including angling, crabbing, clamming, boating, whale watching, golfing, photography, surfing, and cycling * Features on a range of topics, including history, weather, tides, marine and coastal wildlife, cultural attractions, and historic coastal bridges * Listings of resources to help travelers plan and enjoy their trips Kenn Oberrecht's detailed knowledge of the Oregon coast--he has driven thousands of miles on coastal roads and hiked hundreds of miles on beaches and trails--informs every page of this indispensable guide. 
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