Category: Pacific Northwest


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Hard Traveling: A Portrait of Work Life in the New Northwest

By: Carlos Arnaldo Schwantes

Price: $19.95

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press / Bison Books, 1995

About AuthorCarlos Arnaldo Schwantes is a professor of history and the director of the Institute for Pacific Northwest Study at the University of Idaho. His many books include In Mountain Shadows: A History of Idaho (Nebraska 1991).Reviews“It’s the powerful photographs of the workers and their surroundings—‘a commonwealth of toil’—that keep you turning the pages for fascinating glimpses into a neglected aspect of the buil... View more info

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Women in Pacific Northwest History [revised edition]

By: Edited by Karen J. Blair

Price: $22.50

Publisher: University Press of Washington, 2001

This new edition of Karen Blair's popular anthology originally published in 1989 includes thirteen essays, eight of which are new. Together they suggest the wide spectrum of women's experiences that make up a vital part of Northwest history.Series: A McLellan BookReviews"Women in the Pacific Northwest provides abundant examples of women's active roles as citizens who helped shape regional events, and adds new information to the growing literatu... View more info

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Company Towns of the Pacific Northwest

By: Linda Carlson

Price: $22.50

Publisher: University of Washington Press, 2003

2004 Washington State Book Award Finalist"Company town." The words evoke images of rough-and-tumble loggers and gritty miners, of dreary shacks in isolated villages, of wages paid in scrip good only at price-gouging company stores, of paternalistic employers. But these stereotypes are outdated, especially for those company towns that flourished well into the twentieth century. In Company Towns of the Pacific Northwest, Linda Carlson provides a more balanced a... View more info