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by William G. Robbins

Free eBook Oregon: This Storied Land download ISBN: 0875952860
Author: William G. Robbins
Publisher: Oregon Historical Society (September 20, 2005)
Language: English
Pages: 224
Category: Historical
Subcategory: Americas
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William G. Robbins, emeritus professor of history at Oregon State University, is one of the Pacific Northwest's most respected scholars.

William G. 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. is being used as a college reading requirement and was selected by an instructor who taught Oregon and general history his entire career at the high school level. Now he teaches courses at the community college and uses this as a basic text.

Oregon: This Storied Land. Robbins also seems to me to have the heart of a poet. He closes the book with a passage by Oregon author Ken Berry, vividly describing standing on the Oregon coast

Oregon: This Storied Land. by. William G. Robbins. He closes the book with a passage by Oregon author Ken Berry, vividly describing standing on the Oregon coast. With the moon rising over my shoulder and the sun setting before me, I stilled my mind and tried to feel only the truths of this place-the eternal ones of tide and wind and sun and moon, the forest behind me, the sea before. Don Berry, mid-1980s. Like this passage, Robbins clearly has an intimate knowledge and love for his state. William L. Lang is professor of history at Portland State University; he is the author of a number of books including A Confederacy of Ambition: William Winlock Miller and the Making of Washington Territory.

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 protected and threatened the land.

Landscapes of Promise - William G. Weyerhaeuser Environmental Books. Weyerhaeuser Environmental Books explore human relationships with natural environments in all their variety and complexity.

Robbins uses period speeches and publications to document the increasing commodification of the landscape and its products. Environment melts before the man who is in earnest," wrote one Oregon booster in 1905, reflecting prevailing ways of thinking. In an impressive synthesis of primary sources and historical analysis, Robbins traces the transformation of the Oregon landscape and the evolution of our attitudes toward the natural world. University of Washington Press, 23 нояб.

His 2005 book, Oregon: This Storied Land was a finalist for the 2006 Oregon Book Award in general non-fiction

His 2005 book, Oregon: This Storied Land was a finalist for the 2006 Oregon Book Award in general non-fiction. Robbins (Robbins, William . used books, rare books and new books. Oregon: This Storied Land. by William G. ISBN 9780875952864 (978-0-87595-286-4) Softcover, Oregon Historical Society, 2005. Find all books by 'William G. Robbins' and compare prices Find signed collectible books by 'William G. Robbins'. American Forestry: A History of National, State, and Private Cooperation. ISBN 9780803238725 (978-0-8032-3872-5) Hardcover, University of Nebraska Press, 1985. Find signed collectible books: 'Oregon: This Storied Land'.

From Promise to Conflict: Bill Robbins's Oregon. For those of us who did our graduate training in and on the Pacific Northwest, William G. Robbins is among the most important of an earlier generation of scholars who have left a crucial scholarly legacy for the next generation. He is required reading for anyone who wants to understand and write about this part of the world or about the American West more broadly.

Oregon faces massive land-use and environmental issues, and this history of how we really got to where we are is. .

Oregon faces massive land-use and environmental issues, and this history of how we really got to where we are is relevant and predictive. Those who control how Oregon will go in the future need to read this book thoroughly the voters. In his second volume of Oregon's environmental history, William Robbins addresses efforts by individuals and groups within and outside the state to resolve inevitable conflicts between those most concerned for growth and perceived economic stability and those most concerned to preserve the quality of the state's natural resources and the environment in which its citizens live.

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 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.
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Warianys
Oregon...is being used as a college reading requirement and was selected by an instructor who taught Oregon and general history his entire career at the high school level. Now he teaches courses at the community college and uses this as a basic text. The book is current and offers a good picture of both history and how the various geographic features within the state have created the history and affected the people who live in Oregon.
It will stay in our home library.
DLG
Wen
My local librarian suggested this book as a good general overview to the history of Oregon. It was perfect for that! The book begins with the indigenous people of the area prior to European/American contact and follows the state's history until after 2000. Robbins covers the history and events of several different groups in a way that is similar to Zinn's A People's History. Waves of immigration from Europe, various parts of the US, and throughout the Pacific rim are covered along with the back and forth swing of progressive and downright racist policies from Oregon history.
The book plows quickly through events. For example, in an early chapter a Hudson Bay Company Trade official having a village of over 60 Native Americans wiped out is explained in two or three sentences.
If you want to understand where modern Oregon came from, this is a good place to start. This would make an excellent intro to Oregon college textbook.