A Peculiar Paradise: A History of Blacks in Oregon, 1788-1940

A Peculiar Paradise: A History of Blacks in Oregon, 1788-1940

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Published in cooperation with Oregon Black Pioneers

 

 A Peculiar Paradise: A History of Blacks in Oregon, 1788-1940, remains the most comprehensive chronology of Black life in Oregon more than forty years after its original publication in 1980. Elizabeth McLagan's work reveals how in spite of those barriers, Black individuals and families made Oregon their home and helped create the state's modern Black communities. A longtime resource for those seeking information on the legal and social barriers faced by people of African descent in Oregon, the book is available again through this co-publication with Oregon Black Pioneers, Oregon's statewide African American historical society. The revised second edition includes additional details for students and scholars, an expanded reading list, a new selection of historic images, and a new foreword by Gwen Carr and afterword by Elizabeth McLagan