Feb 29, 2020
Oregon: This Storied Land
Posted by William G. Robbins

Oregon is a landscape of brilliant waterfalls, towering volcanoes, productive river valleys, and far reaching high deserts It is also a land of stories People have lived on the Oregon landscape for at least twelve thousand years, and during that time they have established communities, named places, built railroads, harvested fish and timber, and made laws that both proteOregon is a landscape of brilliant waterfalls, towering volcanoes, productive river valleys, and far reaching high deserts It is also a land of stories People have lived on the Oregon landscape for at least twelve thousand years, and during that time they have established communities, named places, built railroads, harvested fish and timber, and made laws that both protected and threatened the land It is a history of commodification and conservation, of despair and hope, of progress and tradition.Oregon This Storied Land tells many of those stories, giving us a broad, sweeping history of a state that has resisted being made into a stereotype We live in a place rich with complex social, economic, cultural, and ecological meaning, the author tells us, and then he proceeds to unravel the complexities and uncover the riches for us William G Robbins, emeritus professor of history at Oregon State University, is one of the Pacific Northwest s most respected scholars His many books include Hard Times in Paradise Coos Bay, Oregon, 1850 1986 Landscapes of Promise The Oregon Story 1800 1940 and Landscapes of Conflict The Oregon Story, 1940 2000.

  • Title: Oregon: This Storied Land
  • Author: William G. Robbins
  • ISBN: 9780875952864
  • Page: 250
  • Format: Paperback
  • Oregon This Storied Land Oregon is a landscape of brilliant waterfalls towering volcanoes productive river valleys and far reaching high deserts It is also a land of stories People have lived on the Oregon landscape for at

    Heather

    Portland is but a little place but some of its 21,000 or 22,000 inhabitants raise claims to greatness and even supremacy that make it difficult to suppress a smile Wallis Nash, 1877Time has changed nothing, eh I discovered William G Robbins great writing when I bumped into This Land Oregon on the Oregon Historical Society s website sometime in 2005 The writing was evocative and clear, the content reflected an understanding of history that reached far beyond dead white Europeans snoozeville , and [...]


    Alan

    There are not many history books that read as easily as thisone My feeling is that Mr Robbins is so versed in thissubject and teaching on this subject by the time he writesthis that he can spend energy in the prose This bookalso paints a bleak picture of what industrialization didto natural resources in the northwest.



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