Category Archives: American History

Book Review: Oregon City

Oregon City (Images Of America), by Jim Tompkins Oregon City is a small city where I have spent considerably more time than its small size and contemporary obscurity would tend to demand.  Yet there is a sense of missed opportunity … Continue reading

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Book Review: The American Prison: From The Beginning: A Pictorial History

The American Prison:  From The Beginning:  A Pictorial History, published by the American Correctional Association This is both a strange and a compelling pictorial history of American imprisonment, strange because it is rare for a profession to throw themselves under … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t They In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame: Usher

Admittedly, Usher missed a nomination in his first year of eligibility for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, so he has not been snubbed to nearly the same degree as that of other artists, even within his own genre … Continue reading

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Book Review: Oregon Asylum

Oregon Asylum (Images Of America), by Diane L. Goeres-Gardner Did you know that “One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest” was filmed in the Oregon State Hospital, originally known as the Oregon Asylum?  If you are a fan of that particular … Continue reading

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Book Review: Hillsboro

Hillsboro (Images Of America), by Kimberli Fitzgerald and Deborah Raber with the Hillsboro HIstoric Landmarks Advisory Committee As someone who lives at present just outside of the city boundaries of Hillsboro, it is striking to note just how small Hillsboro … Continue reading

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Book Review: Fort Stevens

Fort Stevens (Images Of America), by Susan L. Glen I happen to greatly fond of the Images of America, and as someone who has gone to Fort Stevens to watch civil war reenactments, there is a great deal of enjoyment … Continue reading

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Book Review: Plessy v. Furgeson (Landmark Supreme Court Cases)

Plessy v. Furgeson (Landmark Supreme Court Cases), by David Cates You really don’t need to read three books on the case of Plessy v. Furgeson, but that is what I did the day I read this book.  That is not … Continue reading

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Book Review: Plessy v. Ferguson (The Civil Rights Movement)

Plessy v. Ferguson (The Civil Rights Movement), by Amos Esty This particular book is a short one at just over 100 pages and it seeks to explain the Plessy v. Ferguson case that established separate but unequal, which meant at … Continue reading

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Book Review: Separate

Separate:  The Story Of Plessy v. Ferguson, And America’s Journey From Slavery To Segregation, by Steve Luxenberg Given the fact that the author works for the Washington Post, a newspaper that is better used for litter boxes and toilet paper … Continue reading

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Book Review: 1929: The Year Of The Great Crash

1929:  The Year Of The Great Crash, by William K. Klingaman I expected more out of this book having read another book where the author went through another dark year and discussed what happened among the people (especially those people … Continue reading

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