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New Land, North of the Columbia: Historic Documents That Tell the Story of Washington State from Territory to Today

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This colorful and fascinating collection documents Washington State from 1854 (showing the officially recorded seal of Washingtonia) to the Google map of the state. In that 150-year span we have a letter protesting the protection that a Canadian boat has given to his escaped slave. We have Governor Pickering’s transcribed telegram to President Abraham Lincoln on the occasion of Thanksgiving 1864. And we have much more: posters and letters that support and condemn women’s right to vote; prohibition of the sale of alcohol; aid to the unemployed during the Great Depression. Here are documents about the massive and highly secretive “instant” city at Richland that was the Manhattan Project, including an ad for the first Lame Fest concert featuring Mudhoney and Nirvana, the original box that contained Windows 95, and a post calling all protesters to the WTO conference. Historian Lorraine McConaghy has traversed the state and sifted through the files of over 100 disparate archives to cull the 400+ items represented.

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Dr. Lorraine McConaghy is the historian at the Museum of History and Industry in Seattle. She is the author of numerous monographs and several books, including Warship Under Sail. She is the recipient of the Robert Gray Medal for distinguished contributions to Pacific Northwest history by the Washington Historical Society. She teaches at the University of Washington, where she received her doctorate.

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HistoryWriter, August 8, 2012 (view all comments by HistoryWriter)
This is a really enjoyable coffee table type book. An awesome idea: take significant documents and images from Washington State's history, found in archives around the state, put the images of those things in a book and tell the reader what they are. Simple and beautiful. Give this book as a gift to anyone you know who has an interest in history. The book really brings the past to life.
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ISBN:
9781570616938
Author:
Mcconaghy, Lorraine
Publisher:
Sasquatch Books
Author:
McConaghy, Lorraine
Subject:
World History-General
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20111031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
10.88 x 7.75 in

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This colorful and fascinating collection documents Washington State from 1854 (showing the officially recorded seal of Washingtonia) to the Google map of the state. In that 150-year span we have a letter protesting the protection that a Canadian boat has given to his escaped slave. We have Governor Pickering’s transcribed telegram to President Abraham Lincoln on the occasion of Thanksgiving 1864. And we have much more: posters and letters that support and condemn women’s right to vote; prohibition of the sale of alcohol; aid to the unemployed during the Great Depression. Here are documents about the massive and highly secretive “instant” city at Richland that was the Manhattan Project, including an ad for the first Lame Fest concert featuring Mudhoney and Nirvana, the original box that contained Windows 95, and a post calling all protesters to the WTO conference. Historian Lorraine McConaghy has traversed the state and sifted through the files of over 100 disparate archives to cull the 400+ items represented.
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