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Terra Northwest

Interpreting People and Place

Edited by David H. Stratton


Eminent Pacific Northwest historians probe the region’s changing society and culture. Essays examine Spanish exploration, Native American religion and worldview, Canadian-United States political comparisons, WWII immigration, women’s history, and more.

Terra Northwest has some fascinating facts included in each chapter…a good reference book…It is well organized and thought provoking.”—The Daily Sun News

“A valuable addition to the Pacific Northwest bookshelf.”—Carlos Schwantes, Oregon Historical Quarterly

Illustrations / references / 232 pages (2007)


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Eleven thought-provoking experts from the United States and Canada explore society, culture, and change in the great, resource-laden Northwest. Essays examine the European exploration of the Pacific coast, American and Canadian comparative development, the political and constitutional foundations, economic globalization, gendered and class history, and perspectives on the Native American, black, Asian American, and Hispanic citizenry.

Included are contributions by Susan Armitage, Kenneth S. Coates, James M. Dolliver, Gordon Hirabayashi, Alvin M. Josephy Jr., Howard R. Lamar, John McClelland Jr., E. Mark Moreno, Quintard Taylor, David J. Weber, and Donald Worster. Terra Northwest continues the Sherman and Mabel Smith Pettyjohn Lecture Series of publications examining the essential aspects of Northwest history.

Illustrations / references / 232 pages (2007)


“Stratton’s book represents a valuable addition to the Pacific Northwest bookshelf.”—Carlos Schwantes, Oregon Historical Quarterly

“For history buffs or those interested in finding out more about the state of Washington, Terra Northwest: Interpreting People and Place can provide a good beginning…Overall, the book has some fascinating facts included in each chapter, which is actually made up of essays, and there are extensive bibliographies to support the information provided…Terra Northwest, I found, makes a good reference book regarding the state of Washington and its history. I believe people who do not wish to be bogged down with too much information would be intrigued by the information provided. It is well organized and thought provoking.—Jennie McGhan, The Daily Sun News

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Weight .84 oz
Dimensions 9 x 6 in