Synopses & Reviews
In this engaging narrative, author JD Chandler crafts a people's history of Portland, Oregon, sharing the lesser-known stories of individuals who stood against the tide and fought for liberty and representation: C.E.S. Wood, who documented the conflict between Native Americans and the United States Army; Beatrice Morrow Cannady, founding member of the Portland NAACP and first African American woman to practice law in Oregon; women's rights advocate Dr. Marie Equi, who performed abortions and was an open lesbian; and student athlete Jack Yoshihara, who, in the wake of Pearl Harbor, was barred from participating in the 1942 Rose Bowl.
From scandal and oppression to injustice and the brink of revolution, join Chandler as he gives voice to the Rose City's quiet radicals and outspoken activists.
Explore the little known chapters of Portland, Oregon's history.
Rhianna Walton on PowellsBooks.Blog
Whether you’re looking for a deeper understanding of Portland’s minority communities, the city’s shifting architecture,or its entrenched relationship with sin, the following seven books will take you back in time to when our coffee-and-pinot metropolis was a scrappy, sometimes savage, port town...