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Hard Times in Paradise: Coos Bay, Oregon

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Blessed with vast expanses of virgin timber, a good harbor, and a San Francisco market for its lumber, the Coos Bay area once dubbed itself "a poor man's paradise." A new Prologue and Epilogue by the author bring this story of gyppo loggers, longshoremen, millwrights, and whistle punks into the twenty-first century, describing Coos Bay's transition from timber town to a retirement and tourist community, where the site of a former Weyerhaeuser complex is now home to the Coquille Indian Tribe's The Mill Casino.

William G. Robbins is Emeritus Distinguished Professor of History at Oregon State University. He is the author of Landscapes of Promise: The Oregon Story, 1800-1940 and Landscapes of Conflict: The Oregon Story, 1940-2000, among other books.

"With the original edition of Hard Times in Paradise, Robbins tackled immense problems in a small packet. The new additions not only update the story of Coos Bay's struggle to survive, but also bring new scholarly perspectives that extend the discussion beyond the first brilliant portrayal of this vital facet of Northwest history." - Chris Friday, Western Washington University

Book News Annotation:

In the first edition of this text, Robbins (emeritus, Oregon State U.) drew upon documentary sources as well as interviews with residents to trace the economic and social history of Coos Bay, Oregon. Particular attention was paid to the effects of market forces, technological innovations, and industrial changes on work life in the logging camps and mills. In this revised edition, Robbins adds material on Coos Bay's recent transition to a retirement and tourist community. Archival photographs illustrate the volume.
Annotation 2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Book News Annotation:

In the first edition of this text, Robbins (emeritus, Oregon State U.) drew upon documentary sources as well as interviews with residents to trace the economic and social history of Coos Bay, Oregon. Particular attention was paid to the effects of market forces, technological innovations, and industrial changes on work life in the logging camps and mills. In this revised edition, Robbins adds material on Coos Bay's recent transition to a retirement and tourist community. Archival photographs illustrate the volume. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780295985480
Author:
Robbins, William G.
Publisher:
University of Washington Press
Subject:
History
Subject:
Economic History
Subject:
Agriculture - Forestry
Subject:
United States - State & Local - Pacific Northwest
Subject:
Lumber trade -- Oregon -- Coos Bay -- History.
Subject:
Logging -- Oregon -- Coos Bay -- History.
Subject:
World History-General
Subject:
Pacific Northwest History
Subject:
Environmental History
Edition Description:
Revised
Publication Date:
20060131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
236
Dimensions:
8.96x6.16x.58 in. .82 lbs.

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