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A comprehensive political history of Oregon, To the Promised Land examines the social and economic changes the state has pioneered over almost two hundred years. Highlighting major political figures, campaigns, and ballot measures, Tom Marsh traces the evolution of Oregon from incorporated territory to a state at the forefront of national environmental and social movements.

To the Promised Land provides the first general history of Oregon’s state government and political leaders. Marsh combines the clear expository style of a professional educator with the expertise of a political insider—a U.S. history teacher, he also served two terms in the Oregon House of Representatives.

Featuring interesting trivia, historical photographs, and biographical sketches of key politicians, this book will be a popular volume for general readers and public libraries as well as for textbook use in secondary and higher education classrooms. 

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page
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  1. Contents
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  1. Preface and Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xi-xvi
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-7
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  1. 1. "Who's for a Divide?" The Oregon Country, 1834-49
  2. pp. 8-18
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  1. 2. From Territory to State, 1848-59
  2. pp. 19-47
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  1. 3. Early Statehood and the Civil War Era
  2. pp. 48-64
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  1. 4. John Mitchell and Other Tales of Corruption, 1868-73
  2. pp. 65-76
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  1. 5. Money, Corruption, and the Reformers, 1882-1902
  2. pp. 77-105
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  1. 6. George Chamberlain and the Os West Express, 1903-13
  2. pp. 106-132
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  1. 7. Oregon During World War One, 1914-20
  2. pp. 133-144
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  1. 8. The Election of 1922, the Ku Klux Klan, and Governor Walter Pierce, 1921-27
  2. pp. 145-162
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  1. 9. Two Deaths, 1927-33
  2. pp. 163-176
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  1. 10. FDR, Old Iron Pants, and the Politics of Upheaval, 1933-38
  2. pp. 177-193
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  1. 11. How the War Changed Oregon, 1939-48
  2. pp. 194-216
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  1. 12. Oregon at Mid-Century, 1948-55
  2. pp. 217-237
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  1. 13. Raging Bulls, 1956-59
  2. pp. 238-256
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  1. 14. When Tom Blew the Whistle, 1960-62
  2. pp. 257-278
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  1. 15. The Tom McCall Years, 1965-75
  2. pp. 279-319
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  1. 16. Bob Straub—Living in Tom's Long Shadow, 1975-78
  2. pp. 320-339
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  1. 17. Governor Victor Atiyeh: Saving a Sinking Ship, 1979-86
  2. pp. 340-363
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  1. 18. Neil and Barbara, Vera and John, 1987-94
  2. pp. 364-394
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  1. 19. Choosing Senators, 1995-96
  2. pp. 395-420
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  1. 20. John Kitzhaber and the Republicans, 1997-99
  2. pp. 421-450
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  1. 21. Into the Future, 2000-11
  2. pp. 451-478
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 479-497
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 499-508
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780870716584
Related ISBN
9780870716577
MARC Record
OCLC
821734340
Launched on MUSE
2012-09-21
Language
English
Open Access
No
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