9781450748780-1450748783-Perseverance: A History of African Americans in Oregon's Marion and Polk Counties

Perseverance: A History of African Americans in Oregon's Marion and Polk Counties

ISBN-13: 9781450748780
ISBN-10: 1450748783
Author: Oregon Northwest Black Pioneers, McCarthy, Sheridan, Nelson, Stanton
Publication date: 2011
Publisher: Oregon Northwest Black Pioneers
Format: Paperback 280 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781450748780
ISBN-10: 1450748783
Author: Oregon Northwest Black Pioneers, McCarthy, Sheridan, Nelson, Stanton
Publication date: 2011
Publisher: Oregon Northwest Black Pioneers
Format: Paperback 280 pages

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Acknowledged authors Oregon Northwest Black Pioneers, McCarthy, Sheridan, Nelson, Stanton wrote Perseverance: A History of African Americans in Oregon's Marion and Polk Counties comprising 280 pages back in 2011. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1450748783 and 9781450748780. Since then Perseverance: A History of African Americans in Oregon's Marion and Polk Counties textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 2.00 or rent at the marketplace.

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"Oregon history is the richer for Perseverance."

From the beginning, even before the wagon trains, African Americans have played an essential part in building Oregon. In Marion and Polk counties, they overcame the obstacles of wilderness, prejudice, and isolation, helping to create a vibrant community. They have often been left out of the paintings and statues, but Perseverance brings you many of their names and describes the ways they have made history, taking their rightful place among pioneers past and present in the Willamette Valley.

"This work is a significant contribution to the study of the Black experience in Oregon history because it stretches the traditional boundaries of consideration, touching as it does on material beyond the urban Portland experience and having a female focus. It will be of interest to both the academic specialist in Oregon history and to a general reading audience."
--Dr. Darrell Millner, Professor, Black Studies Department, Portland State University

"Oregon history is the richer for Perseverance. Thanks to the Oregon Northwest Black Pioneers for documenting the history and character of Oregon's African Americans. We can now fully embrace the African American community's perseverance--and hardships and triumphs--and rejoice in their innumerable contributions to our state. This book shines a spotlight on some important Oregonians you've probably never heard of, and fills large gaps in our state's history."
--Mary Oberst, First Lady of Oregon, 2003-11

"This carefully researched document brings the story of Oregon's African Americans to life. Perseverance is a must read for those who love history and, even more, tales of the people who made Oregon."
--Victor Atiyeh, Governor of Oregon, 1979-87

"This book fills a big gap in the history of African Americans in Oregon. I encourage history lovers to read it and learn more about an important aspect of Northwest history."
--George L. Vogt, Executive Director, Oregon Historical Society

"Perseverance offers an extremely insightful picture of Oregon history, providing a glimpse into the true diversity of Oregon society by giving voice to those who have previously been ignored. Readers will learn about the heritage of the African American community in western Oregon as well as the complexities and challenges they faced."
--Peter MacMillan Booth, PhD, Willamette Heritage Center at The Mill
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